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Published on October 03, 2019
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The number of crime incidents in Raleigh saw an overall increase for the week of Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 217 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 211 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were assault and fraud or financial crimes. Assault rose to 45 incidents, from 36 the week before. Fraud or financial crimes went from 14 to 21.

There was also a sizable percentage increase in vandalism, from 11 incidents per week to 16, and in burglary, from seven to nine incidents.

There were three reported rape or sexual assault incidents. That represents an increase from two incidents the previous week. There were also six incidents of robbery, up from five the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of theft went from 34 to 31. Alcohol-related offenses fell from three to one, and auto theft went down from eight to six.

There were 24 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 13 from the previous week. Other crimes includes 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.

Crime in Central went up the most. Crime reports in North Central also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Six Forks are up considerably as well.

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