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Dallas crime dropping: Which offenses are dropping most?

Dallas crime dropping: Which offenses are dropping most?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 29, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Dallas saw an overall downturn last week after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 2,006 for the week of Aug. 19, down from 2,436 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and auto theft. Theft fell to 360 incidents last week, down from 450 the previous week. Auto theft cases decreased from 212 to 153. Reports of theft have continued to fall for the last five weeks.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a notable percentage decrease in robbery, from 101 incidents per week down to 46, and in vandalism, from 159 to 113 incidents.

There was one reported arson case last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 148 incidents of assault, down from 169 the week prior.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of homicide increased from two to six, and alcohol-related offenses rose from 97 to 99.

There were 870 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 147 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, Northeast Dallas, Southeast Dallas and North Dallas had the most reported incidents last week. Northeast Dallas and Southeast Dallas were also at the top of the list the previous week.

Preston Hollow saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Cedar Crest also fell after increasing the week before, and incidents in Southwest Dallas are down considerably, as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Thursday, Monday and Wednesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Comparing times of day, late morning, early afternoon and evening saw the most crime last week.

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

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