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Published on January 23, 2019
Catonsville weekly crime report: Theft drops, assault risesPhoto: iStock

Crime incidents in Catonsville saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 132 for the week of January 14, down from 142 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 11 incidents last week, from 13 the week before. Vandalism went from 12 to 10.

There were four reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of assault went from three to eight, and robbery rose from zero to four.

There were 95 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 15 from the previous week. SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations. Of those incidents, six involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from two reported arrests the week before.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Tuesdays, Mondays and Thursdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while incidents on Mondays, Saturdays and Thursdays went up. Late afternoon, early afternoon and late morning continue to see the most crime incidents.

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