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 133 for the week of Jan. 21, up from 132 the week before.
Theft and vandalism led the increase in crime incidents. Theft rose to 15 incidents last week, from 11 the week before. Vandalism went from 10 to 12.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of robbery went from four to one, and assault fell from eight to seven.
There were 98 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of three 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, four involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from six reported arrests the week before.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursdays, Fridays and Wednesdays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Thursdays and Saturdays. While incidents on Mondays and Tuesdays went down. Late morning, late afternoon and early morning saw the most crime last week.
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