The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 178 for the week of March 11, down from 193 the week before.
The overall decrease in crime reports was led by theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 45 incidents last week, from 51 the week before. Vandalism went from 16 to 12. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last two weeks.
There were 28 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 31 incidents the previous week. There was also one incident of robbery.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from eight to 13.
There were 79 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of seven 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, down from 60 reported arrests the week before.
Considering the concentration of crime across the city, East Raleigh, North Central and South Central had the most reported incidents last week. East Raleigh was at the top of the list the previous week as well.
Central experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Falls of Neuse also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in East Raleigh are down considerably as well.
Regarding day and time factors, Fridays, Saturdays and Thursdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Wednesdays and Mondays, while incidents on Saturdays and Tuesdays went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.
To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.
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