The number of crime incidents in Fayetteville 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 256 for the week of Feb. 4, down from 279 the week before.
The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 87 incidents last week, from 101 the week before. Vandalism went from 28 to 23.
There was one reported arson last week. That represents a decrease from two incidents the previous week. There were also two incidents of assault.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from 15 to 19, and robbery rose from four to eight.
There were 116 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 11 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, 113 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 125 reported arrests the week before.
Regarding day and time factors, Thursdays, Saturdays and Wednesdays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Fridays, Saturdays and Thursdays went up. Comparing by times of day, late morning, early afternoon and after midnight saw the most crime last week.
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