Plano crime levels fall in February; theft drops, burglary rises

The number of crime reports in Plano saw an overall decrease last month, for the second month in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by 9.3 percent, from 1,071 in January to 971 in February.

The month-to-month decrease in reports was led by theft and assault. Theft fell from 495 reported incidents in January to 415 in February. Assault incidents went from 133 to 97 for the month, or about a 27 percent decrease.

There was one reported arson last month, and six robbery incidents. Arson incidents remained at about the same level as in the previous month, while robbery reports decreased by one incidents.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, burglary reports went from 130 to 140.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, the largest decline last month occurred in Meadows, Ridgewood and Clearview.

Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays continued to experience the most crime incidents last month. The largest decrease from the previous month occurred on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while incidents on Sundays and Fridays went up. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon and evening saw the most crime last month on average each day.

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