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Current Crime Trends

The Baltimore County Police Department provides regular reports to the public about current crime trends.

This is preliminary information developed by detectives based on geographical location, similarities between crimes and suspect descriptions. Identification of a crime trend does not mean that the crimes necessarily are related or have been committed by the same suspect.

For more detailed information, contact your local precinct. If you live in an area where a crime trend has been identified and are concerned about safety and precautions, see our crime prevention section.

Visit our precinct news pages for a weekly listing of significant crimes and other local police news. 

Crime Trends as of July 29

  • Since July 13, there have been five single home burglaries in the Chartley community within the Franklin Precinct. Most cases occurred between 7:20 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. In two cases, entry was by forcing the side window or via an unlocked window. In three cases, entry was by forcing rear door or by breaking door glass. In one case the suspect removed a credit card and used it at multiple locations. Money, a game system, games and jewelry were taken.
  • Since July 9, there have been three convenience store robberies within the Wilkens and Woodlawn precincts committed by the same suspects. There has been no new activity since July 19.
  • Since July 1, there have been three convenience store burglaries in the Dundalk Precinct. There has been no new activity since July 19.
  • Since July 2, there have been six residential burglaries in the Kenwood community in the White Marsh Precinct. Four cases occurred between 10 a.m. and 7:10 p.m. One case occurred around midnight. One case occurred over a multiple-day time period. Rear door or window glass was broken in three cases. Rear doors or windows were forced in two cases, and an unlocked door was entered in one case. The suspect barred the door from the inside in one case. Items taken include purses, money, gift cards, jewelry, laptops and tablets.
  • Since May 24, there have been 10 convenience store robberies countywide involving similar motive and suspect description. Five of the ten cases occurred on Sundays and Mondays. All cases occurred between 3 and 6 a.m. Weapons and implied weapons and physical force were used during these incidents. Money and cigarettes were taken.
  • Since May 5, there have been seven cat burglaries in the Dumbarton, Dumbarton Heights, Greenspring Valley, and Pickwick areas of the Pikesville Precinct. There has been no new activity since July 12.
  • Since April 7, there have been 31 residential burglaries in the Lansdowne and Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 11:50 p.m. and 9 a.m. In most cases suspects forced windows or cut window screens and reached in to unlock doors. Money, jewelry, cell phones, a cable converter box, clothing, food, purses or wallets containing personal identity items, credit and debit cards, a vehicle key, a head phone and jewelry were taken.

Crime Trends as of July 22

  • Since July 13, there have been three single home burglaries in the Chartley community within the Franklin Precinct. Cases occurred between 7:20 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. In two cases, entry was gained through windows by forcing the side window or via an unlocked window. The glass of the rear basement door was broken in one case. Money and jewelry were taken.
  • Since July 9, there have been three convenience store robberies within the Wilkens and Woodlawn precincts committed by the same suspects. Cases occurred on a Tuesday and a Thursday between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. Suspects displayed weapons and took money and cigarettes.
  • Since July 7, there have been six motor vehicle thefts and one attempt reported in the Westbury, Academy Acres and Worthington Meadows communities in the Franklin Precinct. Four of the stolen vehicles have been recovered. There have been no new cases since July 13.
  • Since July 5, there have been four shed burglaries in the Woodbridge Valley community in the Woodlawn Precinct. There have been no new cases since July 11.
  • Since July 1, there have been three convenience store burglaries in the Dundalk Precinct. Cases occurred between 1 and 4:45 a.m. Front or side door glass was broken in all cases. Items taken include money and candy.
  • Since June 30, there have been four residential burglaries in the Colony community in the Towson Precinct. One case occurred over a multiple-day time frame. Two cases occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 4:35 a.m. One case occurred between 7 a.m. and 9:28 p.m. Unlocked doors or windows were entered in three cases. In one case, a sliding back door was kicked in. Items taken include TVs, money and a wallet.
  • Since June 26, there have been seven motor vehicle thefts and one attempt reported in the Overlea area in the White Marsh Precinct. In most cases, vehicles were taken between 7 p.m. and 7 am. Three incidents occurred between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. All keys were accounted for in only two cases. In one case, the keys were stored in and taken from another vehicle. Two suspects were seen as they attempted to steal a vehicle that had been stolen five days prior and had been recovered; they were able to start the vehicle without using keys before they fled. All stolen vehicles have been recovered.
  • Since May 24, there have been nine convenience store robberies countywide involving similar motive and suspect description. Five of the nine cases occurred on Sundays and Mondays. All cases occurred between 3 and 6 a.m. Weapons and implied weapons and physical force were used during these incidents. Money and cigarettes were taken.
  • Since May 5, there have been seven burglaries in the Dumbarton, Dumbarton Heights, Greenspring Valley, and Pickwick areas of the Pikesville Precinct. There have been no new cases since July 12.
  • Since April 7, there have been 30 residential burglaries in the Lansdowne, and Baltimore Highlands community in the Wilkens Precinct. Most cases occurred between 11:50 p.m. and 9 a.m. In most cases suspects forced windows or cut window screens and reached in to unlock doors. Money, jewelry, cell phones, a cable converter box, clothing, food, purses or wallets containing personal identity items, credit and debit cards, a vehicle key, a head phone and jewelry were taken.

Crime Trends as of July 15

  • Since July 7, there have been six motor vehicle thefts and one attempt reported in the Westbury, Academy Acres and Worthington Meadows communities in the Franklin Precinct. In most cases, vehicles were taken during the late night and early morning hours. All keys were accounted for in all cases. The vehicle ignitions were tampered with in two cases. Doors were locked in all cases except in the case of the attempted theft.
  • Since July 5, there have been four shed burglaries in the Woodbridge Valley community in the Woodlawn Precinct. Most cases occurred over a multiple-day time frame. In three cases, entry was by cutting the door lock. In one case entry was by cutting the window screen. Bicycles and lawn equipment were taken.
  • Since July 3, there have been two convenience store robberies within the Essex Precinct involving similar motive and suspect description. There has been no new activity since July 3.
  • Since June 26, there have been six motor vehicle thefts reported in the Overlea area in the White Marsh Precinct. In most cases, vehicles were taken between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Three incidents occurred between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. All keys were accounted for in only two cases. In one case, the keys were stored in and taken from another vehicle. Suspects attempted to steal a vehicle that was stolen and had been recovered. Two suspects were seen and they were able to start the vehicle without using keys before they fled.
  • Since May 5, there have been seven burglaries in the Dumbarton, Dumbarton Heights, Greenspring Valley and Pickwick areas of the Pikesville Precinct. Baltimore City had 26 related cases. In most cases, entry was gained through unlocked doors or windows.

Crime Trends as of July 8

  • Since July 3, there have been two convenience store robberies within the Essex Precinct involving similar motive and suspect description. Cases occurred on Friday July 3 between 10:30  and 11 p.m. In both cases the suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money.
  • Since June 26, there have been six motor vehicle thefts reported in the Overlea area in the White Marsh Precinct. In most cases, vehicles were taken between 7 p.m. and 7 am. Three incidents occurred between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. All keys were accounted for in only two cases. In one case, the keys were stored in and taken from another vehicle.
  • Since May 29, there have been five motor vehicle thefts in the Foxridge area in the Essex Precinct. There has been no new activity since June 28.
  • Since May 16, there have been 12 burglaries or attempts targeting single homes along Old Court Road between Liberty Road and Scotts Level Park in the Woodlawn and Pikesville precincts. There has been no new activity since June 25.
  • Since May 5, there have been five burglaries in the Dumbarton, Dumbarton Heights, Greenspring Valley, and Pickwick areas of the Pikesville Precinct. Baltimore City had 26 related cases. There has been no new activity since June 25.
  • Since April 7, there have been 24 residential burglaries targeting townhomes in the Lansdowne area in the Wilkens Precinct. There has been no new activity since June 30.

Revised  July 30 , 2015

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