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Dallas crime increasing: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Dallas crime increasing: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 13, 2019.

The number of crime incidents 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. Incidents rose to 2,309 for the week of Sept. 2, up from 2,164 the week before.

Theft led the uptick in crime incidents. Theft rose to 459 incidents last week, up from 400 the week prior. 

There was also a considerable percentage increase in vandalism, from 126 incidents per week up to 165.

There were two reported arson incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 161 incidents of burglary, up from 137 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of alcohol-related offenses decreased from 109 to 95. Fraud or financial crimes went down from 36 to 32.

There were 1,856 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 50 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, Northeast Dallas, Southeast Dallas and North Dallas had the most reported incidents last week. Northeast Dallas and Southeast Dallas were also at the top of the list the previous week.

Crime reports in Oak Lawn rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Northeast Dallas are up considerably, as well.

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

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