Raleigh crime declining: Which offenses are dropping the most?

Raleigh crime declining: Which offenses are dropping the most?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 05, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall decrease for the week of Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 186 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, down from 197 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and drug-related offenses. Vandalism fell to 16 incidents, from 28 the week before. Drug-related offenses went from 34 to 27. Reports of drug-related offenses have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in fraud or financial crimes, from 13 incidents per week to nine, and in theft, from 19 to 18 incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of alcohol-related offenses went from zero to eight. Incidents of burglary rose from three to 10, and auto theft went up from two to seven.

There were 26 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 12 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Central, East Raleigh and Glenwood South continued to have the most reported incidents.

Mordecai experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Five Points also fell for a second week, and incidents in Central are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday saw the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Saturday and Monday, while incidents on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday went up. Comparing times of day, after midnight, evening and midday 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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