Crime on the rise in Raleigh: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime on the rise in Raleigh: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on April 11, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh 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 206 for the week of April 1, up from 173 the week before.

The overall increase in crime incidents was led by theft and robbery. Theft rose to 64 incidents last week, from 51 the week before. Robbery went from three to 13. Reports of robbery have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase in arson, from zero incidents per week to two, and in assault, from 35 to 39 incidents.

There were six reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 13 incidents of vandalism, up from 12 the week before.

There were 69 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, 50 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from 48 reported arrests the week before.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, East Raleigh, Central and North Central had the most reported incidents last week. East Raleigh and Central were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Mordecai saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Central also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Six Forks are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursdays, Tuesdays and Fridays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while incidents on Wednesdays went down. Comparing times of day, early morning, 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.

Head to SpotCrime to get free local crime alerts in your area.

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