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Crime declining in Las Vegas: What's the latest in the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Las Vegas 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 595 for the week of Oct. 21, down from 687 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and theft. Assault fell to 98 incidents last week, from 127 the week before. Theft went from 130 to 105.

There was one reported shooting last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 22 incidents of robbery.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 63 to 70.

There were 299 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 44 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Downtown, West Las Vegas and Michael Way continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Huntridge experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in North Cheyenne also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Downtown are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Thursday, Wednesday and Monday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Friday, Wednesday and Tuesday, while incidents on Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late morning and midday saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Las Vegas? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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