Crime declining in Anaheim: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime declining in Anaheim: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 26, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 188 for the week of Sept. 16, down from 344 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were burglary and theft. Burglary fell to 38 incidents last week, from 67 the week before. Theft went from 36 to 20.

There was also a percentage decrease in vandalism, from 22 incidents per week to seven, and in assault, from 16 to 14 incidents.

There were three reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a decrease from four incidents the previous week.

There were 106 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 93 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, nine involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 17 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Northwest Anaheim had the most reported incidents last week. West Anaheim and Southwest Anaheim were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

West Anaheim saw the largest decline. Crime reports in the Colony also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Anaheim Resort are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Monday, Friday and Sunday. Comparing times of day, late morning, early morning and early afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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