Crime incidents in Owings Mills saw an overall decrease last week, for the third week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 108 for the week of December 10, down from 109 the week before.
The offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and assault. Vandalism fell to eight incidents last week, from 14 the week before. Assault went from 10 to seven.
There was one reported arson last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There was also one incident of robbery, down from two the week before.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 14 to 17 and burglary rose from one to two.
There were 69 reports of "other" crimes, even with 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 three arrests were made last week ,which was up from one arrest the week before.
Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturda while incidents on Thursdays and Fridays went up. Early morning, early afternoon, and late morning saw the most crime last week.
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