Fayetteville crime on the rise; reports of vandalism up, theft down

Fayetteville crime on the rise; reports of vandalism up, theft down
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By Hoodline - Published on February 05, 2019.

Crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall increase last month, for the second month in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by 6.9 percent, from 1,185 in December to 1,267 in January.

The offenses most on the rise last month were vandalism and arson. Vandalism rose from 86 reported incidents in December to 120 in January. Arson incidents went from five to nine for the month.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, theft reports went from 501 to 451. Burglary incidents fell from 110 to 95, and assault incidents went down from six to five.

Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest increase from the previous month also occurred on Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, while incidents on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays went down. Late afternoon, evening and early afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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