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Published on October 18, 2019
Albuquerque crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?Photo: iStock

The number of crime incidents in Albuquerque 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 2,222 for the week of Oct. 7, down from 2,384 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were shootings and theft. Shootings fell to 123 incidents last week, from 192 the week before. Theft went from 516 to 484. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There was also a decrease in vandalism, from 117 incidents per week to 92, and in robbery, from seven to four incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 105 to 125, and burglary rose from 96 to 115.

There were 1,279 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 72 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, 31 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 37 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, South San Pedro and Westgate Heights continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Westgate Heights decreased the most. Crime reports in Barelas also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Hodgin are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Monday, Saturday and Sunday, while incidents on Wednesday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late night and evening continue to see the most crime incidents.

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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.