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."
Total crimes reported within one-third mile of light rail stops:
Lutherville light rail stop
1992 132 incidents
1993 268 incidents