Owings Mills crime grows slightly in January; burglary rises, assault drops

Crime reports in Owings Mills saw an overall bump last month, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents rose by 0.9 percent, from 447 in December to 451 in January.

The month-to-month increase in reports was led by burglary and by "other" crimes. Burglary rose from six reported incidents in December to seven in January.  SpotCrime's broad "other" category includes a variety of offenses like fraud, trespassing, public disturbance and traffic violations.

Among the types of offenses that saw a downturn last month, assault reports went from 31 to 23. Vandalism incidents fell from 45 to 39, and theft incidents went down from 57 to 53.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Wednesdays experienced the most reported crimes last month. The largest increase from the previous month occurred on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while incidents on Saturdays, Sundays and Fridays went down. Late morning, early morning and evening saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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