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Fayetteville week in crime: Theft drops, assault rises in overall decrease

Fayetteville week in crime: Theft drops, assault rises in overall decrease
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By Hoodline - Published on February 08, 2019.

Crime incidents in Fayetteville 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 269 for the week of Jan. 28, down from 309 the week before.

Theft and vandalism led the decrease in crime reports. Theft fell to 96 incidents last week, from 110 the week before. Vandalism went from 31 to 25.

There were two reported arson incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 15 incidents of burglary, almost identical to 16 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a minor uptick last week, reports of assault went from one to two.

There were 125 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 17 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, 123 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 138 reported arrests the week before.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Mondays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Tuesdays went up. Early afternoon, late afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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