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Crime declining in Raleigh: What's the latest in the trend?

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By Hoodline - Published on May 03, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 206 for the week of April 20, down from 240 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime reports was led by vandalism and weapons offenses. Vandalism fell to 11 incidents last week, from 25 the week before. Weapons offenses went from 15 to seven.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage decrease in auto burglary, from 17 incidents per week to 10, and in auto theft, from four to one incident.

There were eight reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from nine incidents the previous week. There was also one incident of rape or sexual assault.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of fraud or financial crimes went from 13 to 19, and assault rose from 46 to 49.

There were 39 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of six from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, East Raleigh, Central and Glenwood South had the most reported incidents last week. East Raleigh and Central were at the top of the list the previous week as well. Reports of crime decreased last week in Central.

Crime in Mordecai decreased the most. Crime reports in Five Points also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in South Central are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays, while incidents on Tuesdays went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, early morning and late afternoon 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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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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