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

Crime rising in San Antonio: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 24, 2019.

The number of reported crimes in San Antonio increased slightly last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents rose to 9,020 for the week of Oct. 14, up from 8,874 the week before.

The overall increase in crime reports was led by assault and theft. The number of assault reports rose to 898 last week, up from 775 the week before. The number of theft reports rose from 1,594 to 1,635.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase the number of robbery reports, up from 66 incidents per week to 92, and in the number of vandalism reports, up from 265 to 297 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary fell from 504 to 452, and the number of reported shootings dropped from 111 to 109.

There were 5,537 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 22 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those reported incidents, 242 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, and the figure is down from the 266 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.

Crime rose the most in Harvard Place-Eastlawn. The number of crime reports in Quintana Community also rose for a second week, and the number of incidents in Shearer Hills-Ridgeview is up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Friday, Tuesday and Sunday had the most reports of crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, while the number of incidents reported on Wednesday, Thursday and Monday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late night and early 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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