Plano crime going down: Which offenses are dropping most?

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

The number of crime incidents in Plano saw an overall downturn last week for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 217 for the week of Aug. 18, down from 226 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were auto theft attempts and assaults. Auto theft attempts fell to seven incidents last week, down from 15 the week prior. Assault cases went down from 24 to 21.

While somewhat smaller categories, there was also a considerable percentage decrease in homicide, from five incidents per week down to three, and in robbery, from two incidents to one.

There were three reported weapons offenses last week. That remains consistent with the previous week. There were also 12 incidents of criminal mischief.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of burglary increased from 28 to 38. Incidents of theft rose from 38 to 47, and alcohol-related offenses went up from six to eight.

There were 19 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 14 from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Briarwood, Old Towne and Meadows had the most reported incidents last week. Briarwood was also at the top of the list the previous week.

Crime in Meadows increased the most. Crime reports in Briarwood also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Liberty Park are up considerably, as well.

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

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

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