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With crime going down in Raleigh, what are the latest trends?

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By Hoodline - Published on April 04, 2019.

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 170 for the week of March 25, down from 202 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and burglary. Vandalism fell to 12 incidents last week, from 26 the week before. Burglary went from nine to six. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a sizable percentage decrease in theft, from 52 incidents per week to 50.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from 33 to 35, and robbery rose from one to two.

There were 65 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 14 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, 47 involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from 55 reported arrests the week before.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, East Raleigh, Central and South Central continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Central experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Six Forks also fell for a second week, and incidents in Glenwood are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Fridays, Wednesdays and Thursdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Sundays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Wednesdays went up. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and late night 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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