Owings Mills weekly crime report: Vandalism continues to trend up

The number of 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 120 for the week of March 4, up from 112 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were vandalism and assault. Vandalism rose to 11 incidents last week, from seven the week before. Assault went from four to seven. Reports of vandalism have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While a somewhat smaller category, there was a sizable percentage increase in burglary, from one incident per week to four.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft went from 15 to eight.

There were 90 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of six 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, five involved arrests, such as for drug possession, up from three reported arrests the week before.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Fridays, Tuesdays and Mondays produced the most crime incidents last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Thursdays and Mondays went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, evening and late morning continue to see the most crime incidents.

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