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

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

The number of crime incidents in Plano saw an overall increase for the week of Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, after a previous decline, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose to 286 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 269 the week before.

Drug-related offenses and attempted auto thefts led the increase in crime reports. Drug-related offenses rose to 31 incidents, from 17 the week before. Attempted auto thefts went from three to 14. Reports of drug-related offenses have continued to grow for the last two weeks.

There was also an increase in criminal mischief, from 12 to 17 incidents, and in alcohol-related offenses, which rose to 18 reports from 14 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, incidents of theft fell from 47 to 43, and assault went down from 35 to 32.

There were 28 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of six from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Old Towne, Park Forest and Meadows had the most reported incidents. Meadows was at the top of the list the previous week as well. Reports of crime decreased last week in Village Creek.

Crime in Thunderbird decreased the most. Crime reports in Plano Park also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Briarwood are down considerably as well.

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

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