Owings Mills weekly crime report: Theft drops, vandalism rises

Owings Mills weekly crime report: Theft drops, vandalism rises
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By Hoodline - Published on January 17, 2019.

Crime incidents in Owings Mills 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 102 for the week of Jan. 7, down from 118 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 11 incidents last week, from 16 the week before. Burglary went from three to one.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from five to nine, and assault rose from seven to nine.

There were 71 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 12 from 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 one arrest was made last week, down from four arrests the week before.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Mondays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, while incidents on Mondays and Saturdays went up. Evening, after midnight and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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