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Anaheim crime going down: Which offenses lead the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 209 for the week of Oct. 7, down from 222 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were burglary and assault. Burglary fell to 48 incidents last week, from 58 the week before. Assault went from 12 to 11.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 24 to 29. Incidents of vandalism rose from six to 11, and robbery went up from three to four.

There were 105 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 14 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses including fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, four involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from six reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, West Anaheim, Southeast Anaheim and the Colony had the most reported incidents last week. West Anaheim was at the top of the list the previous week, as well.

Crime in Southwest Anaheim decreased the most; incidents in the neighborhood have fallen for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Northwest Anaheim also dropped, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Anaheim Resort are down considerably, as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while incidents on Friday, Thursday and Sunday went up. Comparing times of day, early morning, late morning and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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