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Crime reports rise again in Anaheim

The number of crime incidents in Anaheim 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. Incidents rose to 282 for the week of Oct. 21, up from 261 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and vandalism. Assault rose to 25 incidents last week, from 13 the week before. Vandalism went from 10 to 13. Reports of assault have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There were two reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from 61 to 54, and theft fell from 38 to 33.

There were 154 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 17 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses such as fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 11 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from seven reported arrests the week before.

Concerning the concentration of crime across the city, West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim and Southeast Anaheim had the most reported incidents last week. West Anaheim and Southwest Anaheim were at the top of the list the previous week, as well.

Crime in Southeast Anaheim went up the most. Crime reports in the Platinum Triangle also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in the Colony are up considerably, as well.

As to when crime most often occurs, Saturday, Thursday and Tuesday saw the most reported incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, while incidents on Monday, Friday and Sunday went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late morning and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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