Raleigh weekly crime report: Theft continues to trend down

Raleigh weekly crime report: Theft continues to trend down
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By Hoodline - Published on January 29, 2019.

Crime incidents in Raleigh 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 214 for the week of Jan. 21, down from 230 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and robbery. Theft fell to 65 incidents last week, from 76 the week before. The number of robberies went from seven to two. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 16 to 21. Incidents of burglary rose from nine to 11.

There were 70 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of eight 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, 46 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 52 reported arrests the week before.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Central, East Raleigh and South Central continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in North Central decreased the most. Crime reports in Wade also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Falls of Neuse are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Saturdays, Fridays and Tuesdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while incidents on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Mondays went up. Midday, late afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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