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

Crime increasing in Dallas: What's the latest in the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 03, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Dallas saw an overall uptick last week after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 1,957 for the week of Sept. 23, up from 1,865 the week before.

The specific offenses that increased the most were alcohol-related offenses and burglary. Alcohol-related offenses rose to 113 incidents last week, up from 85 the week prior. Burglary went from 71 up to 88.

There was also a sizable percentage increase in drug-related offenses, from 21 incidents per week to 28, and in weapons offenses, from eight to 11 incidents.

There were 153 reported assault incidents last week. That represents an increase from 150 incidents the previous week. There were also four incidents of homicide, up from three the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn last week, reports of auto theft decreased from 170 to 163. Domestic offenses fell from 16 to nine, and arson cases went down from four to two.

There were 868 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 35 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 had the most reported incidents last week. Northeast Dallas and Southeast Dallas were also at the top of the list the previous week.

North Dallas experienced the highest growth in crime. Crime reports in Oak Lawn also rose, after declining the week prior, and incidents in Northeast Dallas are up considerably, as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Thursday, Tuesday and Monday saw the most reported crimes last week. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday, while incidents on Sunday, Saturday and Friday went down. Comparing times of day, evening, after midnight and late afternoon 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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