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 31, 2019.

The number of reported crimes in San Antonio last week remained roughly even with the week before, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and burglary. The number of burglary reports went from 453 to 488, and the number of theft reports rose to 1,770 last week, up from 1,636 the week before. The number of theft reports has continued to go up for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, the number of assault reports went from 898 to 780, the number of reported vandalism incidents fell from 297 to 262, and the number of reported shootings went down from 110 to 83.

There were 5,575 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 35 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, 224 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 242 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.

Harvard Place-Eastlawn saw the largest decline in the number of reported incidents. The number of crime reports in Hot Wells also fell, after increasing the week before, and the number of reported incidents in the Sunrise Neighborhood Coalition are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Sunday and Saturday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increases from the previous week occurred on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, while the number of reported incidents on Friday and Tuesday 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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