The number of crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall decrease last week, for the fourth 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. 18, down from 251 the week before.
The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 83 incidents last week, from 104 the week before. Vandalism went from 21 to 18. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last four weeks.
There was one reported arson last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also two incidents of assault.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of robbery went from one to five.
Regarding when crime most often occurs, Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Sundays and Saturdays, while incidents on Fridays went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, evening and late morning saw the most crime last week.
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