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Light railgrows so do crime concerns

Hunt Valley Mall anticipates more customers, shoplifting

April 17, 1997|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF

Increased security measures -- including extra lighting, more security officers inside the mall and off-duty police officers patrolling outside the mall -- are being instituted in an effort to head off crime, said Paine, the mall's manager.

"Business is slow here," said Anne Conners, manager of Summit Stationers. "And I don't think we will have as many problems with crime as the Yorkridge Shopping Center, where there are woods to hide in. There is really no place to hide around here."

Crime data

Total crimes reported within one-third mile of light rail stops:

Lutherville light rail stop

1992 132 incidents

1993 268 incidents

1994 279 incidents

1995 212 incidents

1996 231 incidents

Timonium Business Park light rail stop

1992 115 incidents

1993 109 incidents

1994 117 incidents

1995 122 incidents

1996 175 incidents

Timonium/Deerco Road light rail stop

1992 77 incidents

1993 82 incidents

1994 65 incidents

1995 62 incidents

1996 60 incidents

Baltimore Highlands stop

1992 34 incidents

1993 40 incidents

1994 48 incidents

1995 34 incidents

1996 44 incidents

Falls Road light rail stop

1992 30 incidents

1993 74 incidents

1994 51 incidents

1995 44 incidents

1996 59 incidents

SOURCE: Baltimore County Police Department.

Pub Date: 4/17/97

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