Dallas crime increasing: Which offenses are rising most?

Dallas crime increasing: Which offenses are rising most?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 22, 2019.

The number of reported crimes in Dallas saw an overall increase last week, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents rose to 2,424 for the week of Aug. 12, up from 2,262 the week before.

The specific offenses that saw the largest increase in the number of reports were auto theft and robbery. The number of reported auto thefts rose to 211 last week, up from 178 the week before, and the number of reports of robbery rose from 78 to 101.

Among other categories, there was also an increase in the number of reports of burglary, up from 116 incidents per week to 138, and in the number of vandalism reports, up from 139 to 161 incidents.

There was one reported arson incident last week, an increase from none the previous week, and there were 18 reported incidents of domestic offenses, up from 13 reports the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn in their number of reports last week, the number of reports of theft dropped from 460 to 447. The number of reported incidents of assault fell from 175 to 167, and the number of homicides went down from six to two.

There were 1,004 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 66 from the previous week. Other crimes includes 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 Cedar Crest continued to have the highest number of reported incidents last week.

The number of crimes reported in Northeast Dallas went up the most. The number of crimes reported in Southwest Dallas also rose for a third week, and the number of reported incidents in Oak Cliff are up considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Wednesday, Monday and Friday had the most crime incidents last week. The largest increases in the number of reported crimes from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Sunday and Saturday, while the number of reported incidents on Monday and Tuesday went down. Comparing times of day, late afternoon, midday and late morning 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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