Raleigh crime rises in January; theft continues to trend up

Raleigh crime rises in January; theft continues to trend up
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By Hoodline - Published on February 04, 2019.

Crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall bump 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 about 9 percent, from 905 in December to 986 in January.

The offenses most on the rise last month were theft and assault. Theft rose from 276 reported incidents in December to 318 in January. Assault incidents went from 172 to 188 for the month, or a 9.3 percent increase.

There were two reports of shootings last month. Shooting incidents remained at about the same level as in the previous month.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, robbery reports went from 18 to 14. Burglary incidents fell from 50 to 48.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Central, Falls of Neuse and South Central saw the largest increase from December to January. Six Forks and Wade also saw considerable percentage increases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels.

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

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