Plano crime dropping: Which offenses are falling most?

Plano crime dropping: Which offenses are falling most?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 27, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Plano saw an overall downturn last week after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 269 for the week of Sept. 15, down from 292 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were attempted auto theft and fraud or financial crimes. Attempted auto thefts fell to three incidents last week, down from 11 the week before. Fraud or financial crimes went down from 43 to 36.

There was also a decrease in criminal mischief, from 17 incidents per week down to 12.

There were 35 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also 39 incidents of burglary, down from 42 the week prior.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of theft increased from 38 to 47. Drug-related offenses rose from 14 to 17, and weapons offenses went up from two to five.

There were 34 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of nine 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, Thunderbird, Briarwood and Meadows had the most reported incidents last week. Meadows was also at the top of the list the week prior.

Crime in Forman decreased the most. Crime reports in Park Forest also fell for a second week, and incidents in Clearview are down considerably, as well.

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

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