Anaheim crime rising: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Anaheim crime rising: Which offenses are leading the trend?Photo: iStock
Published on October 24, 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 260 for the week of Oct. 14, up from 217 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were burglary and theft. Burglary rose to 61 incidents last week, from 48 the week before. Theft went from 32 to 38. Reports of theft have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a notable percentage increase in assault, from 11 incidents per week to 13.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from four to two, and vandalism fell from 11 to 10.

There were 136 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 26 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses, such as fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from four reported arrests the week before.

With regard to the concentration of crime across the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Northwest Anaheim had the most reported incidents last week. West Anaheim was at the top of the list the previous week, as well.

Southwest Anaheim saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Anaheim Resort also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in West Anaheim are up considerably, as well.

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

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