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Plano crime declining: Which offenses are dropping most?

Plano crime declining: Which offenses are dropping most?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 31, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Plano saw an overall decrease 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 98 for the week of Oct. 20, down from 152 the week before.

The offenses that decreased the most were auto burglary and drug-related offenses. Auto burglary fell to five incidents last week, down from 14 the week prior. Drug-related offenses went down from 15 to six. Reports of drug-related offenses have continued to fall for the last two weeks.

There were nine reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 12 incidents the previous week. There were also two incidents of burglary, down from six the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of homicide increased from two to four. Incidents of auto theft rose from four to five, and robbery cases went up from zero to one.

There were 14 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, an increase of three 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, Clearview, Briarwood and Old Towne had the most reported incidents last week. Briarwood was at the top of the list the previous week, as well.

Thunderbird experienced the largest drop in crime.

Regarding day and time factors, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Tuesday, Saturday and Wednesday, while incidents on Friday went up. Comparing times of day, midday, early afternoon and late afternoon saw the most crime last week.

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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.