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Raleigh crime grows in March; theft rises, robbery drops

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By Hoodline - Published on April 06, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall increase last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by about 11 percent, from 758 in February to 842 in March.

Theft and vandalism incidents increased the most from the previous month. Theft rose from 196 reported incidents in February to 224 in March. Vandalism incidents went from 67 to 74 for the month, or about a 10 percent increase.

Arson incidents stayed fairly stable, going from zero last month to one this month. Arson reports have decreased since the same month last year.

There was one reported shooting last month. Shooting incidents also remained at about the same level as in the previous month.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, robbery reports went from 17 to eight. Burglary incidents fell from 43 to 37, and assault incidents went down from 149 to 146.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, the largest increase last month occurred in East Raleigh, South Central and Mordecai. Glenwood, Five Points and Falls of Neuse also saw considerable percentage increases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels.

Fridays, Sundays and Saturdays experienced the most crime incidents last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, while incidents on Thursdays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays went down. Comparing times of day, late night, after midnight and late morning saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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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