Crime incidents in Owings Mills saw an overall decline last month, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.
Incidents fell by 9.9 percent, from 496 in November to 447 in December. Crime levels tend to follow seasonal patterns, and some of the most common offenses tend to decline in winter, which might partly explain the most recent downward trend.
The month-to-month decrease in incidents was led by assault and robbery. Assault fell from 35 reported incidents in November to 31 in December. Robbery incidents went from four to two for the month or about a 50 percent decrease.
There were six burglary reports last month, and one shooting incident. Burglary incidents dropped from seven offenses the previous month, while shooting reports stayed even.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an increase last month was theft reports which went from 49 to 57. Vandalism incidents rose from 43 to 45, and arson incidents went up from one to two.
Saturdays, Tuesdays and Sundays saw the most crime incidents last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Thursdays, Fridays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Mondays went up. Late afternoon, late morning and midday saw the most crime last month on average, each day.
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