Owings Mills week in crime: Vandalism drops, theft rises

Owings Mills week in crime: Vandalism drops, theft rises
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By Hoodline - Published on March 21, 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 99 for the week of March 11, down from 120 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were vandalism and burglary. Vandalism fell to seven incidents last week, from 11 the week before. Burglary went from four to one.

There were seven reported assault incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft went from eight to 19.

There were 65 reports of "other" crimes, a decrease of 25 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, three involved arrests, such as for drug possession, down from five reported arrests the week before.

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

Head to SpotCrime to get free local crime alerts in your area.

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