Catonsville crime recap: Burglary continues to trend down

Catonsville crime recap: Burglary continues to trend down
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By Hoodline - Published on March 21, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Catonsville decreased slightly last week, after a previous rise, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 144 for the week of March 11, down from 146 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were burglary and robbery. Burglary fell to one incident last week, from two the week before. Robbery went from three to two. Reports of burglary have continued to fall for the last three weeks.

There were 19 reported theft incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 20 incidents the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of vandalism went from seven to 22, and assault rose from four to eight.

There were 92 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 18 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, seven involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from nine reported arrests the week before.

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

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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