Owings Mills week in crime: Theft drops, burglary rises

Owings Mills week in crime: Theft drops, burglary rises
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By Hoodline - Published on February 20, 2019.

Overall, the number of crime incidents in Owings Mills saw a slight decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 100 for the week of Feb. 11, down from 107 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 13 incidents last week, from 21 the week before. Assault went from eight to seven.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary went from zero to three. Incidents of vandalism rose from seven to 10, and robbery went up from zero to one.

There were 66 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of five 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, the same number as the week before.

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

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