San Diego

San Diego crime going up: Which offenses are growing the most?

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 739 for the week of Oct. 7, up from 712 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and theft. Assault rose to 113 incidents last week, from 101 the week before. Reports of theft went from 240 to 249.

There were 67 reported vandalism incidents 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 burglary went from 52 to 44, and robbery fell from 23 to 15.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Pacific Beach, East Village and Core-Columbia continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Pacific Beach went up the most. Crime reports in East Village also rose for a third week, and incidents in Linda Vista are up considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Saturday, Friday and Wednesday continued to have the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Tuesday and Monday, while incidents on Sunday, Friday and Wednesday went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and late night saw the most crime last week.

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