Crime incidents in Fayetteville 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 265 for the week of Dec. 31, up from 250 the week before.
The offenses that increased the most were burglary and robbery. Burglary rose to 26 incidents last week, from 24 the week before. Robbery went from six to seven. Reports of robbery have continued to grow for the last two weeks.
There were 18 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft went from 117 to 98, and assault fell from three to two.
There were two reports of "other" crimes, an increase of one 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 112 arrests were made last week, up from 80 arrests the week before.
Regarding when crime most often occurs, Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Fridays, Sundays and Thursdays went down. Late afternoon, evening and late morning saw the most crime last week.
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