The number of crime incidents in Catonsville 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 121 for the week of Feb. 11, down from 163 the week before.
The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 18 incidents last week, from 25 the week before. Vandalism went from 12 to seven. Reports of vandalism have continued to fall for the last two weeks.
There were three reported burglary incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also two incidents of robbery.
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of arson went from zero to one, and assault rose from 10 to 11.
There were 79 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 32 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, two involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from seven reported arrests the week before.
Regarding day and time factors, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Tuesdays saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, while incidents on Wednesdays went up. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late morning and early afternoon saw the most crime last week.
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