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Fayetteville crime recap: Theft rises, burglary drops

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By Hoodline - Published on March 15, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Fayetteville saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 242 for the week of March 4, up from 233 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft rose to 102 incidents last week, from 83 the week before. Vandalism went from 17 to 28.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a considerable percentage increase in robbery, from one incidents per week to two.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from 17 to nine, and arson fell from two to one.

Of those incidents, 100 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 110 reported arrests the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Sundays and Thursdays, while incidents on Tuesdays and Fridays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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