The number of crime incidents in Rockville 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 50 for the week of March 11, up from 44 the week before.
Vandalism and theft led the increase in crime reports. Vandalism rose to four incidents last week, from one the week before. Theft went from 15 to 17.
Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault went from four to three.
There were 25 reports of "other" crimes, an increase of three 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 two reported arrests the week before.
Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Town Center, Twinbrook and Croydon Park continued to have the most reported incidents last week.
Crime in Twinbrook went up the most. Crime reports in Town Center also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Montrose are up considerably as well.
Regarding when most crimes are committed, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays witnessed the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, while incidents on Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Mondays went down. Comparing times of day, after midnight, early afternoon and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.
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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