Crime going down in San Antonio: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going down in San Antonio: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 17, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in San Antonio 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 8,874 for the week of Oct. 7, down from 9,159 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and theft. Assault fell to 775 incidents last week, from 913 the week before. Theft went from 1,663 to 1,594.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in robbery, from 98 incidents per week to 66.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 432 to 504, shootings rose from 98 to 111 and vandalism went up from 262 to 265.

There were 5,559 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 134 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, 266 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 258 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Downtown, Highland Hills and Prospect Hill continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Prospect Hill experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Hot Wells also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Jefferson Heights are down considerably as well.

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

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

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