Fayetteville week in crime: Theft continues to trend down

Fayetteville week in crime: Theft continues to trend down
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By Hoodline - Published on December 21, 2018.

Crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 233 for the week of December 10, down from 254 the week before.

Theft and burglary led the decrease in crime reports. Theft fell to 91 incidents last week, from 105 the week before. Burglary went from 26 to 23. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There were six reported robbery incidents last week. That represents a decrease from nine incidents the previous week. There were also 14 incidents of vandalism.

SpotCrime data also indicates that 99 arrests were made last week, up from 96 arrests the week before.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesdays, Mondays and Saturdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Sundays and Thursdays, while incidents on Mondays and Wednesdays went up. Late afternoon, evening and late night saw the most crime last week.

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