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 278 for the week of Jan. 21, down from 282 the week before.
The overall decrease in crime reports was led by burglary, which fell to 14 incidents last week, from 19 the week before. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last three weeks.
Among the types of offenses that saw a slight uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 25 to 29. Incidents of arson rose from one to two, and robbery went up from six to seven.
There were 133 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of six from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, 129 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 139 reported arrests the week before.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Sundays and Saturdays, while incidents on Tuesdays, Mondays and Wednesdays went up. Late morning, evening and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.
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