Crime incidents in Catonsville saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 168 for the week of December 10, up from 160 the week before.
The overall increase in crime incidents was led by assault and theft. Assault rose to 12 incidents last week, from six the week before. Theft went from 16 to 19.
There were 13 reported vandalism incidents last week. That was steady from the previous week.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from five to two, and robbery fell from three to one.
There were 112 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of one from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. SpotCrime data also indicates that nine arrests were made last week, which was up from four arrests the week before.
Regarding day and time factors, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while incidents on Wednesdays and Fridays went down. After midnight, early morning and evening, saw the most crime last week.
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