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

The number of crime incidents in San Diego saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 741 for the week of Sept. 23, up from 692 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and assault. Theft rose to 294 incidents last week, from 250 the week before. Assault went from 92 to 123.

There was one reported shooting last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of vandalism went from 71 to 37. Incidents of robbery fell from 31 to 21, and burglary went down from 43 to 36.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Pacific Beach, East Village and Midway District had the most reported incidents last week. Pacific Beach and East Village were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Pacific Beach had the largest increase; incidents in the neighborhood have been rising for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Harborview also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Marina are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, while incidents on Friday went down. Comparing times of day, evening, late night and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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