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Raleigh week in crime: Incidents drop for third week in a row

Raleigh week in crime: Incidents drop for third week in a row
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By Hoodline - Published on February 07, 2019.

Crime incidents in Raleigh 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 199 for the week of Jan. 28, down from 216 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 47 incidents last week, from 67 the week before. Vandalism went from 21 to 13. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

There were seven reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 11 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 44 to 46 and incidents of robbery rose from two to three.

There were 82 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 12 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, 56 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 46 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Central, East Raleigh and South Central continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Six Forks experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Falls of Neuse also fell for a second week.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Saturdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Fridays and Mondays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Sundays and Thursdays went up. Late night, midday and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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