Fayetteville weekly crime report: Burglary drops, theft rises

Fayetteville weekly crime report: Burglary drops, theft rises
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By Hoodline - Published on December 28, 2018.

Crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 260 for the week of Dec. 17, down from 264 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were burglary and vandalism. Burglary fell to 22 incidents last week, from 26 the week before. Vandalism went from 17 to 13.

There was one reported assault last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also three incidents of robbery, down from six the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 105 to 110 and arson rose from one to three.

SpotCrime data also indicates that 108 arrests were made last week, down from 110 arrests the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Mondays, Thursdays and Tuesdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Tuesdays, Mondays and Thursdays went up. Late afternoon, late night and evening continue to see the most crime incidents.

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