Plano crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

Plano crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?
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By Hoodline - Published on October 28, 2019.

The number of crime incidents in Plano saw an overall decrease for the week of Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 152 in the latest seven-day period of available police reports, down from 259 the week before.

Burglary and fraud or financial crimes led the decrease in crime reports. Burglary fell to six incidents, from 39 the week before. Fraud or financial crimes went from 49 to 21.

There was also a decrease in theft, from 53 incidents per week to 28, and in assault, from 25 to 12 incidents.

There were two reported homicide incidents. That represents a steady state from the previous week. 

There were 11 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 12 from the previous week. Other crimes includes a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Considering the concentration of crime across the city, Thunderbird, Briarwood and Meadows had the most reported incidents. Meadows was at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Old Towne experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Clearview also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Meadows are down considerably as well.

Regarding when crime most often occurs, Tuesday, Monday and Wednesday saw the most crime incidents. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Comparing times of day, early afternoon, late morning and evening saw the most crime last week.

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