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 220 for the week of Jan. 14, down from 232 the week before.
The offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 69 incidents last week, from 83 the week before. Burglary went from 15 to nine.
There were 16 reported vandalism incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 21 incidents the previous week.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from one to seven. Incidents of assault rose from 39 to 43, and shootings went up from zero to one.
There were 75 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of three 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, 49 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 47 reported 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.
Central experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Mordecai also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Six Forks are down considerably as well.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Fridays, Wednesdays and Saturdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays went up. After midnight, late morning and midday saw the most crime last week.
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