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

The number of crime incidents in Tucson decreased slightly last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 3,297 for the week of Oct. 14, down from 3,351 the week before.

The number of thefts decreased the most, falling to 472 incidents last week, from 496 the week before. 

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 959 to 984. Incidents of vandalism rose from 60 to 85, and burglary went up from 106 to 113.

There were 1,604 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 92 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, 264 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 249 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Amphi, Midvale Park and West University continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in West University decreased the most. Crime reports in Dietz also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Julia Keen are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Friday, Wednesday and Thursday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Saturday and Monday, while incidents on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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

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