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Plano crime declining: Which offenses are dropping most?

The number of reported crime incidents in Plano saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. The number of reported incidents fell to 226 for the week of Aug. 11, down from 280 the week before.

The type of crimes that decreased the most were burglary and alcohol-related offenses. The number of burglary reports fell to 28 incidents last week, down from 52 the week before, and the number of alcohol-related offenses dropped from 18 to six.

Among other categories, there was also a decrease in reports of theft, down from 50 incidents per week to 38, and in the number of reported drug-related offenses, down from 17 to 12 incidents.

There were 24 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also two incidents of robbery.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of attempted auto thefts rose from eight to 15. The number of homicides rose from three to five, and the number of reported weapons offenses went up from one to three.

There were 33 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of three from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Caddo Park, Briarwood and Forman had the most reported incidents last week. Briarwood was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Briarwood experienced the largest drop in the number of reported crimes, and the number of reports in Armstrong Park also fell, after increasing the week before. The number of reported criminal incidents in Thunderbird is down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday had the most reported crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Saturday, Friday and Monday, while the number of reported incidents on Tuesday and Sunday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, late morning and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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