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Crime going down in Dallas: What's the latest in the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Dallas decreased slightly for the week of July 11 to July 17, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 2,419 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, down from 2,462 the week before.

The overall decrease in crime incidents was led by theft and vandalism. Theft fell to 436 incidents, from 459 the week before. Vandalism went from 187 to 168.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in robberies, from 90 incidents per week to 77, and in burglaries, from 155 to 145 incidents.

There were four reported homicides. That represents a decrease from five incidents the previous week. 

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick, reports of drug-related offenses went from 45 to 60. Incidents of assault rose from 145 to 149, and fraud or financial crimes went up from 40 to 43.

There were 1,000 reports of miscellaneous crimes, an increase of six from the previous week. The crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Northeast Dallas, Southeast Dallas and South Boulevard-Park Row Historic continued to have the most reported incidents.

Oak Lawn experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Cedar Crest also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Far North are down considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Thursday, Friday and Tuesday had the most reported crimes. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday, while incidents on Saturday, Friday and Thursday went up. Comparing times of day, late morning, midday and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Dallas? Here's our latest monthly crime report.

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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