Fayetteville crime on the decline in February; theft continues to trend down

Fayetteville crime on the decline in February; theft continues to trend down
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By Hoodline - Published on March 06, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall decline last month, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by about 20 percent, from 1,286 in January to 1,016 in February.

Theft and vandalism led the most recent decrease in crime incidents. Theft fell from 459 reported incidents in January to 388 in February. Vandalism incidents went from 122 to 79 for the month, or about a 35 percent decrease.

There were five arson reports last month, and 67 burglary incidents. Arson incidents dropped from nine offenses the previous month, while burglary reports decreased by 29 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, assault reports went from five to six.

Fridays, Wednesdays and Thursdays experienced the most crime incidents last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late morning and evening saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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