The number of crime incidents in Worcester saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,689 for the week of Nov. 24, down from 1,783 the week before.
The specific offenses that decreased the most were assault and trespassing. Assault fell to 68 incidents last week, from 92 the week before. Trespassing went from 17 to seven.
There was also a decrease in drug-related offenses, from 25 incidents per week to 21, and in vandalism, from 20 to 17 incidents.
There were two reported rape or sexual assault incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 16 incidents of auto theft, down from 18 the week before.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of disorderly conduct went from 210 to 238 and burglary went up from 28 to 34.
There were 1,157 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 109 from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.
Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Saturday and Monday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, while incidents on Tuesday and Monday went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, after midnight and midday saw the most crime last week.
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