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Fayetteville crime inches up in December; theft rises, robbery drops

Fayetteville crime inches up in December; theft rises, robbery drops
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By Hoodline - Published on January 07, 2019.

Crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall increase last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by 6.4 percent, from 1,081 in November to 1,150 in December.

The offenses most on the rise last month were theft and burglary. Theft rose from 421 reported incidents in November to 485 in December. Burglary incidents went from 93 to 108 for the month, or about a 16 percent increase.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage increase last month in arson, from two incidents per month to five, and in assault, from four to five. Arson reports have decreased since the same month last year, while assault incidents have declined.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, robbery reports went from 29 to 25. Vandalism incidents fell from 86 to 82.

Sundays, Saturdays and Mondays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Sundays, Saturdays and Mondays, while incidents on Fridays, Tuesdays and Thursdays went down. Late afternoon, late night and evening continue to see the most crime incidents on average each day.

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