The number of crime incidents in Owings Mills saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 112 for the week of Feb. 25, up from 76 the week before.
The specific offenses that increased the most were theft and vandalism. Theft rose to 15 incidents last week, from nine the week before. Vandalism went from five to seven.
While a somewhat smaller category, there was also a notable percentage increase in robbery, from zero incidents per week to one.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of burglary went from four to one, and assault fell from five to four.
There were 84 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of 31 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, up from one reported arrest the week before.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursdays, Mondays and Wednesdays saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesdays, Mondays and Thursdays, while incidents on Sundays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.
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