The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 182 for the week of March 4, down from 195 the week before.
The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 48 incidents last week, from 56 the week before. Assault went from 34 to 30. Reports of assault have continued to fall for the last two weeks.
There were eight reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from nine incidents the previous week. There was also one incident of robbery, down from four the week before.
There were 79 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of three 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, 57 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 50 reported arrests the week before.
Considering the concentration of crime across the city, East Raleigh, Central and Falls of Neuse continued to have the most reported incidents last week.
Wade saw the largest decline. Crime reports in South Central also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in North Central are down considerably as well.
Regarding when crime most often occurs, Friday, Wednesday and Monday produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Thursday and Tuesday, while incidents on Wednesday, Friday and Monday went up. Comparing times of day, late morning, late night and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.
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