Owings Mills crime recap: Vandalism drops, theft rises

Owings Mills crime recap: Vandalism drops, theft rises
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By Hoodline - Published on February 14, 2019.

The number of 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 107 for the week of Feb. 4, down from 113 the week before.

The specific offense that decreased the most was vandalism, which fell to seven incidents last week, from 14 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from 10 to 21, and assault rose from four to eight.

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. Of those incidents, two involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from one reported arrest the week before.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Fridays, Mondays and Thursdays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sundays, Wednesdays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Fridays and Mondays went up. Comparing times of day, midday, evening and early morning saw the most crime last week.

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