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

Crime rising 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 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 2,194 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, up from 1,865 the week before.

Theft and burglary led the increase in crime reports. Theft rose to 404 incidents, from 291 the week before. Reports of burglary went from 71 to 113.

There was also an increase in alcohol-related offenses, from 85 incidents per week to 115, and in vandalism, from 105 to 132 incidents.

There were 155 reported assault incidents. That represents an increase from 150 incidents the previous week. There were also five incidents of homicide, up from three the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw a downturn, reports of domestic offenses went from 16 to 10. Fraud or financial crimes fell from 23 to 18, and robbery went down from 83 to 78.

There were 923 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of 90 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 the Far North had the most reported incidents. Northeast Dallas and Southeast Dallas were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Northeast Dallas had the largest increase. Crime reports in Oak Lawn also rose, after declining the week before, and incidents in Far North are up considerably as well.

Regarding day and time factors, Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday had the most reported crimes. The largest increase from the previous week occurred on Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday, while incidents on Monday, Sunday and Saturday 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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