Dallas crime levels decline slightly in June: See what's driving the trend

The number of crime incidents in Dallas last month remained roughly unchanged from the month before, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources.

Incidents fell by 0.1%, from 10,901 in May to 10,886 in June. This month’s decrease in crime incidents puts the monthly total at about 33% above the same month a year ago. Crime tends to follow similar patterns over time, with seasonal ups and downs, making a year-over-year comparison most relevant.

The month-to-month decrease in incidents was led by fraud or financial crimes and vandalism. Fraud or financial crimes fell from 239 reported incidents in May to 163 in June, and have fallen by 50 incidents since June of last year. Vandalism incidents went from 778 to 749 for the month, or a 3.7% decrease. Vandalism reports are down even more from a year ago.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease last month in homicide, from 22 incidents per month to 12. Homicide reports have increased since the same month last year.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, drug-related offenses went from 156 to 213. Auto theft incidents rose from 805 to 827, and domestic offenses went up from 86 to 106. All three have seen an overall upward trend since the same time last year.

When it comes to crime patterns in different areas of the city, Far North, Wolf Creek and M Streets saw the largest decline from May to June. Lake Caroline, West End Historic District and the Convention Center District also had considerable percentage decreases in crime offenses for the month, although they continue to have lower overall crime levels. Over the past year, crime has gone up the most in South Boulevard-Park Row and declined the most in Buckner Terrace.

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

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