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Raleigh crime recap: Theft drops, burglary rises

Raleigh crime recap: Theft drops, burglary rises
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By Hoodline - Published on January 03, 2019.

Crime incidents in Raleigh 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 156 for the week of December 24, down from 232 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by theft and assault. Theft fell to 41 incidents last week, from 80 the week before. Assault went from 45 to 33.

There was one reported arson last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There was also one shooting incident.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from seven to eight, and robbery rose from four to five.

There were 15 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 11 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 32 arrests were made last week, down from 49 arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Central, East Raleigh, and South Central had the most reported incidents last week. Central and East Raleigh were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

East Raleigh saw the largest decline; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Six Forks also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Hillsborough are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Saturdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays went up. Late afternoon, late night and evening saw the most crime last week.

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