Raleigh crime incidents down; theft drops, robbery rises

Raleigh crime incidents down; theft drops, robbery rises
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By Hoodline - Published on March 06, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh 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 23 percent, from 988 in January to 753 in February.

Theft and assault incidents declined the most from the previous month. Theft fell from 318 reported incidents in January to 195 in February. Assault incidents went from 188 to 148 for the month, or about a 21 percent decrease.

There were 43 burglary reports last month, and one shooting incident. Burglary incidents dropped from 48 offenses the previous month, while shooting reports decreased by one incident.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, robbery reports went from 14 to 16.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Central, South Central and Falls of Neuse saw the largest decline from January to February.

Saturdays, Thursdays and Fridays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Tuesdays, Fridays and Wednesdays. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late night and late afternoon saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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