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

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By Hoodline - Published on September 26, 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 142 for the week of Sept. 16, down from 211 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were drug-related offenses and assault. Drug-related offenses fell to 24 incidents last week, from 44 the week before. Assault went from 37 to 25.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in vandalism, from 19 incidents per week to 10, and in weapons offenses, from 14 to seven incidents.

There were 10 reported auto burglary incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 15 incidents the previous week. There were also six incidents of burglary, down from eight the week before.

There were 22 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of one from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, East Raleigh, Central and Glenwood South continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Crime in Central decreased the most; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Glenwood South also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Falls of Neuse are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Monday and Thursday. Comparing times of day, evening, early morning 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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