Catonsville crime recap: Burglary rises, assault drops

Catonsville crime recap: Burglary rises, assault drops
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By Hoodline - Published on February 07, 2019.

Crime incidents in Catonsville saw an overall increase last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 143 for the week of Jan. 28, up from 133 the week before.

The overall increase in crime reports was led by burglary and robbery. Burglary rose to eight incidents last week, from zero the week before. Robbery went from one to two.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was also an increase in vandalism, from 12 incidents per week to 13.

There were 15 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, reports of assault went from seven to five.

There were 100 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of two 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, nine involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from four reported arrests the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays, while incidents on Thursdays and Fridays went down. Late afternoon, late morning and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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