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

Crime dropping in Anaheim: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 05, 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 272 for the week of August 26, down from 297 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and burglary. Vandalism fell to four incidents last week, from 10 the week before. Burglary went from 62 to 57. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in theft, from 29 incidents per week to 25.

There was one reported shooting last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 21 to 23, and robbery rose from zero to two.

There were 160 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 13 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, 12 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from nine reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Southeast Anaheim continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

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

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

Want a longer-term view of crime in Anaheim? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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