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

Crime rising in Raleigh: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 03, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 225 for the week of Sept. 23, up from 211 the week before.

Fraud or financial crimes and vandalism led the increase in crime reports. Fraud or financial crimes rose to 22 incidents last week, from 14 the week before. Vandalism went from 11 to 18.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in assault, from 36 incidents per week to 42, and in weapons offenses, from nine to 11 incidents.

There were 10 reported auto burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also seven incidents of burglary.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of alcohol-related offenses went from three to two, and auto theft fell from eight to seven.

There were 29 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of eight 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, East Raleigh and Glenwood South continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Six Forks saw the largest increase. Crime reports in Wade also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in North Central are up considerably as well.

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