Crime incidents in Raleigh 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 218 for the week of Dec. 31, up from 163 the week before.
Theft and assault led the increase in crime reports. Theft rose to 69 incidents last week, from 41 the week before. Assault went from 33 to 40.
While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a sizable percentage increase in vandalism, from 22 incidents per week to 27, and in burglary, from eight to nine incidents.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from five to two.
There were 28 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 10 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 43 arrests were made last week, up from 34 arrests the week before.
Considering the concentration of crime across 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.
Falls of Neuse saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Central also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in East Raleigh are up considerably as well.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Fridays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Fridays and Thursdays, while incidents on Saturdays and Sundays went down. Late afternoon, late morning and after midnight saw the most crime last week.
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