Raleigh crime trending up: Which offenses are rising most?

Raleigh crime trending up: Which offenses are rising most?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 19, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 210 for the week of Sept. 9, up from 204 the week before.

Drug-related offenses rose to 44 incidents last week, from 29 the week before. 

There was also a notable percentage increase in burglaries, from three incidents per week to eight.

There were 37 reported assault incidents last week. That represents an increase from 33 incidents the previous week. 

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of vandalism went from 27 to 19 and alcohol-related offenses went down from five to one.

There were 42 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 18 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, Central, Glenwood South and East Raleigh had the most reported incidents last week. Central and Glenwood South were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

East Raleigh saw the largest increase. Incidents in Glenwood South were up considerably as well.

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