Plano crime trending up: Which offenses are growing most?

Plano crime trending up: Which offenses are growing most?
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By Hoodline - Published on September 19, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Plano saw an overall uptick last week for the fourth week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 291 for the week of Sept. 8, up from 262 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were assault and fraud or financial crimes. Assault rose to 35 incidents last week, up from 23 the week prior. Fraud or financial crimes went up from 32 to 43. Reports of fraud or financial crimes have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There were three reported homicides last week. That represents an increase from two incidents the previous week. There were also 11 incidents of auto theft–attempt.

Among the crimes that had a downturn last week, reports of drug-related offenses decreased from 25 to 14. Incidents of public intoxication fell from 21 to 14, and theft cases went down from 43 to 38.

There were 42 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 22 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, Forman, Ridgewood and Park Forest had the most reported incidents last week. Park Forest was also at the top of the list the previous week.

Crime in Forman went up the most. Crime reports in Ridgewood also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Dallas North Estates are up considerably, as well.

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

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