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Albuquerque crime: Which offenses are rising most?

The number of crime incidents in Albuquerque 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 vandalism and theft. Vandalism rose to 107 incidents last week, from 94 the week before. Theft went from 490 to 496.

There was also a sizable percentage increase in robbery, from four incidents per week to seven.

There were 123 reported shooting incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from 116 to 96, and assault fell from 125 to 111.

There were 1,295 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 14 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, 52 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 31 reported arrests the week before.

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

Singing Arrow experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Loma del Rey also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Paradise Hills are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday continued to see the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Friday and Saturday, while incidents on Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late night continue to see the most crime incidents.

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