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

Crime going up in San Antonio: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 11, 2019.

The number of reported crimes in San Antonio saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents rose to 9,156 for the week of Sept. 30, up from 8,277 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and assault. The number of theft reports rose to 1,663 incidents last week, up from 1,519 the week before, and the number of reported assaults rose from 818 to 913.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase in the number of reported shootings, up from 64 incidents per week to 97, and in the number of robbery reports, up from 79 to 98 incidents.

There were 432 reported burglary incidents last week, which is an increase from 391 incidents the previous week. There were also 262 reported incidents of vandalism, up from 248 the week before.

There were 5,691 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 533 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, 257 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 227 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Downtown, Prospect Hill and Highland Hills continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Downtown experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Hot Wells also rose, after declining the week before, and the number of reported incidents in Prospect Hill are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Friday, Tuesday and Thursday saw the most reported incidents last week. The largest increases from the previous week occurred on Monday, Friday and Tuesday, while the number of reported incidents on Wednesday went down. Comparing times of day, evening, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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

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