The number of crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall decrease last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 239 for the week of Feb. 11, down from 276 the week before.
Robbery and vandalism led the decrease in crime incidents. Robbery fell to one incident last week, from eight the week before. Vandalism went from 24 to 17. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last three weeks.
There was one reported arson last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also two incidents of assault.
There were 106 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 16 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, 105 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 119 reported arrests the week before.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Thursdays and Fridays, while incidents on Tuesdays and Mondays went up. Comparing times of day, evening, midday, and late morning saw the most crime last week.
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