Raleigh weekly crime report: Assault continues to trend up

Raleigh weekly crime report: Assault continues to trend up
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By Hoodline - Published on December 21, 2018.

Crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 218 for the week of December 10, up from 198 the week before.

Assault and vandalism led the increase in crime incidents. Assault rose to 43 incidents last week, from 35 the week before. Vandalism went from 14 to 21. Reports of assault have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase in theft, from 59 incidents per week to 64, and in burglary, from 15 to 17 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from five to two.

There were 31 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 10 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. SpotCrime data also indicates that 40 arrests were made last week, down from 49 arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Central, East Raleigh and South Central had the most reported incidents last week. Central and East Raleigh were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

South Central experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Central also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Six Forks are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursdays, Sundays and Wednesdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Thursdays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Tuesdays and Mondays went down. Late afternoon, late night and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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