Crime going up in Plano: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime going up in Plano: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 15, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Plano increased slightly last week after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 276 for the week of August 4, up from 272 the week before.

The crimes that increased the most were burglary and alcohol-related offenses. Burglary rose to 52 incidents last week, an uptick from 43 the week before. Alcohol-related offenses went up from 12 to 19. Reports of burglary have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage increase in suspicious person cases, from three incidents per week up to 10, as well as in drug-related offenses, from 14 up to 17 incidents.

There were two reported homicide incidents last week, which remains consistent with the previous week. Additionally, there was oneĀ incident involving a weapons offense.

Among the few types of crimes that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft went decreased from 56 to 48. Incidents of attempted auto theft fell from 11 to six, and robbery cases went down from five to two.

There were 31 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of two from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Briarwood, Stratford Estates and Ridgewood had the most reported incidents last week.

Meadows saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Silverwood also fell, after increasing the week prior, and incidents in Plano Park are down considerably, as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Saturday, Friday and Thursday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Friday, Saturday and Thursday, while incidents on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday went down. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and evening continue to see the most crime incidents.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Plano? 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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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.