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Crime increasing in Plano: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime increasing in Plano: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 05, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Plano increased slightly last week for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 256 for the week of Aug. 24, up from 251 the week before.

The offenses that increased the most were assault and alcohol-related offenses. Assault rose to 35 incidents last week, up from 27 the week prior. Alcohol-related offenses went up from nine to 15.

Among other categories, there was also an uptick in robbery, from one incident per week up to three, and in drug-related offenses, from 14 up to 19 incidents.

There were 46 reported burglary incidents last week. That represents an increase from 43 incidents the week prior. There were also five incidents of homicide, up from three the previous week.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of theft decreased from 53 to 40. Fraud or financial crimes fell from 35 to 31, and public intoxication cases went down from nine to seven.

There were 24 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of two 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 last week, Old Towne, Park Forest and Clearview had the most reported incidents.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Monday, Sunday and Wednesday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Wednesday and Monday, while incidents on Tuesday, Saturday and Thursday went down. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late afternoon and midday saw the most crime last week.

Want a longer-term view of crime in Plano? 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.