Raleigh crime increasing: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Raleigh crime increasing: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 22, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall increase for the week of Aug. 13-19, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 216 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 207 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were fraud or financial crimes and vandalism. Fraud or financial crimes rose to 29 incidents, from 18 the week before. Vandalism went from 14 to 21. Reports of fraud or financial crimes have continued to grow for the last three weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase in burglary, from two incidents per week to four, and in arson, from zero to one incidents.

There were four reported auto theft incidents. That represents an increase from three incidents the previous week. There were also 41 incidents of drug-related offenses, up from 37 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of assault went from 44 to 36. Incidents of auto burglary fell from 17 to 11, and weapons offenses went down from seven to four.

There were 28 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, Central, East Raleigh and South Central continued to have the most reported incidents.

Glenwood experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Six Forks also rose for a third week, and incidents in Central are up considerably as well.

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

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

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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