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

Crime declining in Raleigh: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 29, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 170 for the week of Aug. 19, down from 216 the week before.

Fraud or financial crimes and drug-related offenses led the decrease in crime reports. Fraud or financial crimes fell to 12 incidents last week, from 29 the week before. Drug-related offenses went from 41 to 26.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in theft, from 31 incidents per week to 17, and in assault, from 36 to 27 incidents.

There were two reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from four incidents the previous week. There were also two incidents of auto theft, down from four the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from 21 to 26. Incidents of robbery rose from one to four, and auto burglary went up from 11 to 13.

There were 31 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of three from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

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

South Central experienced the largest drop in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for four weeks in a row. Crime reports in Six Forks also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Central are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Saturday and Sunday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Wednesday and Friday, while incidents on Monday went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, after midnight and early morning saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Raleigh? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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