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Anaheim crime going up: Which offenses are rising most?

Anaheim crime going up: Which offenses are rising most?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 03, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 257 for the week of Sept. 23, up from 188 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and theft. Burglary rose to 51 incidents last week, from 38 the week before. Theft went from 20 to 25.

There was also a percentage increase in robbery, from three incidents per week to six, and in vandalism, from seven to eight incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from 14 to 12.

There were 155 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 49 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, 10 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from nine reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Northwest Anaheim continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

West Anaheim experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Anaheim Resort also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in the Colony are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, while incidents on Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, early morning, late morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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