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Albuquerque crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

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 2,143 for the week of Oct. 21, down from 2,239 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and theft. Assault fell to 90 incidents last week, from 111 the week before. Theft went from 497 to 492. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, shootings went from 124 to 137. Incidents of robbery rose from seven to 12, and burglary went up from 96 to 99.

There were 1,203 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 92 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, 45 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 52 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, South San Pedro and Westgate Heights had the most reported incidents last week. Downtown and Westgate Heights were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Crime in Westgate Heights decreased the most. Crime reports in Trumbull Village also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in South Broadway are down considerably as well.

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

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