Fayetteville crime recap: Theft drops, vandalism rises

Fayetteville crime recap: Theft drops, vandalism rises
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By Hoodline - Published on January 16, 2019.

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 240 for the week of Jan. 7, down from 304 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 85 incidents last week, from 120 the week before. Burglary went from 33 to 15.

There was one reported assault last week. That represents a decrease from three incidents the previous week. There were also four incidents of robbery, down from seven the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 23 to 26, and arson rose from two to four.

SpotCrime data also indicates that 105 arrests were made last week, down from 115 arrests the week before.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesdays, Mondays and Tuesdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Sundays and Fridays, while incidents on Wednesdays went up. Late afternoon, early afternoon and late morning saw the most crime last week.

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