San Antonio crime trending up: Which offenses are leading the trend?

San Antonio crime trending up: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 12, 2019.

Last week, the number of reported crimes in San Antonio remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The number of burglary reports increased the most, rising to 500 incidents last week, up from 459 the week before.

There was also a considerable percentage increase in the number of reported shootings, up from 106 incidents per week to 123.

There were 92 reported robbery incidents last week, which is an increase from 89 incidents the previous week. 

However, the number of reported thefts dropped from 1,746 to 1,735, and the number of reported assaults fell from 926 to 917.

Of the reported incidents, 264 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 259 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, Prospect Hill and Highland Hills continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Shearer Hills-Ridgeview experienced the highest growth in crime, after declining the week before, and the number of reported incidents in Southside is up considerably as well.

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

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

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