Crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 244 for the week of January 14, down from 270 the week before.
The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by vandalism and theft. Vandalism fell to 15 incidents last week, from 30 the week before. Theft went from 92 to 81. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.
There was one reported arson last week. That represents a decrease from four incidents the previous week. There were also 17 incidents of burglary, down from 20 the week before.
Of those incidents, 125 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 116 reported arrests the week before.
Regarding day and time factors, Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays continued to produce the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Thursdays and Saturdays went up. Evening, midday and after midnight saw the most crime last week.
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