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Crime declining in Dallas: What's the latest in the trend?

Crime declining in Dallas: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 17, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Dallas saw an overall downturn last week for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,802 for the week of Oct. 7, down from 2,099 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 316 incidents last week, down from 365 the week prior. Assault cases went down from 154 to 107.

There was also a notable percentage decrease in robbery, from 85 incidents per week down to 56, and in burglary, from 114 to 86 incidents.

There was one reported arson case last week. That represents a decrease from two incidents the previous week. There were also nine incidents of domestic offenses, down from 16 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of auto theft increased from 141 to 149.

There were 835 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 100 from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

As far as where crime is concentrated in the city, Northeast Dallas, Southeast Dallas and Cedar Crest continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Preston Hollow saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Southwest Dallas also fell for a second week, and incidents in Southeast Dallas are down considerably, as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday saw the most crime incidents last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Saturday and Wednesday, while incidents on Tuesday and Monday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, after midnight and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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.