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

Crime rising in Plano: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 13, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Plano increased slightly last week for the third week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 262 for the week of Sept. 2, up from 258 the week before.

The overall uptick in crime reports was led by public intoxication and drug-related offenses. Public intoxication rose to 21 incidents last week, up from seven the week prior. Drug-related offenses increased from 18 to 25. Reports of drug-related offenses have continued to grow for the last three weeks.

There was also a considerable percentage increase in auto theft–attempt cases, from nine to 11 incidents.

There were 43 reported theft incidents last week. That represents an increase from 41 incidents the previous week. There were also 17 incidents of alcohol-related offenses, up from 15 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of assault decreased from 36 to 23. Incidents of burglary fell from 46 to 43, and homicide cases went down from five to two.

There were 20 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of five 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, Park Forest, Meadows and Armstrong Park had the most reported incidents last week. Park Forest was also at the top of the list the previous week. Reports of crime increased in Clearview, Village Creek and Plano Park.

Crime in Armstrong Park went up the most. Crime reports in Meadows also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Park Forest are up considerably, as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Thursday, Tuesday and Friday, while incidents on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday went down. 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.

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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