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San Antonio crime on the rise; assault rises, theft drops

San Antonio crime on the rise; assault rises, theft drops
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By Hoodline - Published on September 06, 2019.

The number of reported crimes in San Antonio saw an overall bump last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The number of reported incidents rose by 1.2%, from 40,611 in July to 41,113 in August. Despite last month's increase, the number of reported crimes remains at about the same level as a year ago. Crime tends to follow similar patterns over time, with seasonal ups and downs, making it useful to look at the year-over-year comparison as well.

The number of reported assaults increased the most from the previous month. The number of assault reports rose slightly from 4,092 incidents in July to 4,109 in August, but it dropped by 1,384 incidents since August of last year.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, the number of theft reports dropped from 8,391 to 7,801. The number of reported burglary incidents fell from 2,172 to 2,099, and reports of vandalism went down from 1,302 to 1,265. Theft and burglary incidents have seen an overall downward trend since the same time last year.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Thompson Community, Thunderbird Hills and Mission San Jose saw the largest increases in reports from July to August. Mountain View Acres, San Antonio Remington Heights and Artesia Community Guild also saw considerable percentage increases in incident reports for the month, although these areas continue to have lower overall crime levels. Over the past year, crime has gone up the most in Roseheart, and declined the most in Los Angeles Heights-Keystone.

Saturdays, Fridays and Thursdays saw the most crime last month. The largest increases from the previous month occurred on Saturdays, Thursdays and Fridays, while the number of reported incidents on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Mondays went down. Comparing times of day, evening, late night and early afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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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