Fayetteville week in crime: Theft drops, robbery rises

Fayetteville week in crime: Theft drops, robbery rises
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By Hoodline - Published on January 03, 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 225 for the week of December 24, down from 301 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 100 incidents last week, from 133 the week before. Vandalism went from 22 to 17.

There were two reported arson incidents last week. That represents a decrease from three incidents the previous week. There were also 21 incidents of burglary, down from 24 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from three to six, and assault rose from one to three.

SpotCrime data also indicates that 76 arrests were made last week, down from 114 arrests the week before.

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

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