Crime dropping in Anaheim: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime dropping in Anaheim: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 10, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim 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 222 for the week of Sept. 30, down from 265 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were robbery and vandalism. Robbery fell to three incidents last week, from six the week before. Vandalism went from eight to six.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in theft, from 25 incidents per week to 24.

There were 12 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 51 to 58.

There were 119 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. Of those incidents, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 11 reported arrests the week before.

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

Southwest Anaheim experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in West Anaheim also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Southeast Anaheim are down considerably as well.

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

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