Crime incidents in Owings Mills 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 98 for the week of Jan.21, up from 81 the week before.
The overall increase in crime reports was led by burglary and assault. Burglary rose to three incidents last week, from zero the week before. Assault went from two to four.
There were 11 reported theft incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week were reports of vandalism, which went from 11 to nine.
There were 71 reports of "other" crimes, an increase 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, three involved arrests, such as for drug possession, which was the same number as the week before.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Mondays, Saturdays and Wednesdays witnessed the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Sundays and Tuesdays went down. Late morning, late afternoon and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.
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