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

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By Hoodline - Published on September 13, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall increase for the week of Sept. 3 to Sept. 9, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 204 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 186 the week before.

The offense that increased the most was theft, which rose to 29 incidents, from 18 the week before.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in vandalism, from 16 incidents per week to 27.

There were 33 reported assault incidents. That represents a level state from the previous week. 

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of burglary went from 10 to three, and robbery went down from five to one.

There were 60 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of eight 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, Glenwood South and Falls of Neuse had the most reported incidents. Central and Glenwood South were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Central experienced the highest growth in crime, and incidents in Wade were up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday had the most crime incidents. The largest increase from the previous week also occurred on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, while incidents on Monday and Tuesday went down. Comparing times of day, early morning, late afternoon and evening 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.

Head to CrimeoMeter to get free local crime alerts in your area.

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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