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Las Vegas crime trending up: Which offenses are on the rise?

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By Hoodline - Published on September 20, 2019.

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

The offenses that increased the most were theft and robbery. Theft rose to 87 incidents last week, from 76 the week before. Robbery went from nine to 19.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 126 to 120, and burglary fell from 76 to 75.

There were 316 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 10 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, two involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from no reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, West Las Vegas and Rancho Charleston had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Rancho Charleston were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Michael Way saw the largest decline; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Rancho Charleston also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in North Cheyenne are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Monday and Saturday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesday, Saturday and Monday, while incidents on Friday, Wednesday and Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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