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Crime trending upward in Dallas: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime trending upward in Dallas: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 08, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Dallas saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 2,332 for the week of July 29, up from 2,275 the previous week.

The overall uptick in crime incidents was led by assault and domestic offenses. Assault rose to 208 incidents last week, up from 145 cases the week before. Domestic offenses increased from 10 to 30.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage increase in arson, from one incident per week to two, and in weapons offenses, from five to seven incidents.

There were 128 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents an increase from 126 incidents the previous week. There were also 146 incidents of vandalism, an increase from 139 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft decreased from 485 to 463. Incidents of auto theft fell from 192 to 172, and fraud or financial crimes went down from 46 to 37.

There were 940 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 16 from the previous week. Other 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, North Dallas and Southeast Dallas had the most reported incidents last week. Northeast Dallas and Southeast Dallas were also at the top of the list the previous week.

Crime in North Dallas went up the most. Crime reports in Eagle Ford also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Oak Cliff are up considerably, as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Friday and Tuesday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while incidents on Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, evening, late morning and midday 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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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.