Crime dropping in Albuquerque: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime dropping in Albuquerque: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 20, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Albuquerque last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The specific offense that decreased the most was vandalism, which fell to 114 incidents last week, from 126 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 455 to 491. Shootings rose from 170 to 200, and burglary went up from 104 to 118.

There were 1,325 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 94 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, 66 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 65 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Westgate Heights and South San Pedro continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Trumbull Village experienced the largest drop in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Near North Valley also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in La Mesa are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Wednesday and Monday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Saturday and Friday, while incidents on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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