Owings Mills week in crime: Vandalism rises, burglary drops

Crime incidents in Owings Mills 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 113 for the week of Jan. 28, up from 98 the week before.

Vandalism and arson led the increase in crime reports. Vandalism rose to 14 incidents last week, from nine the week before. Arson went from zero to one.

There were four reported assault 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 burglary went from three to one, and theft fell from 11 to 10.

There were 83 reports of "other" crimes, an increase 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, one involved an arrest, down from three reported arrests the week before.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursdays, Saturdays and Fridays produced the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Thursdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, while incidents on Mondays and Wednesdays went down. Early afternoon, early morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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