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Dallas crime dropping: Which offenses are leading the trend?

The number of crime incidents in Dallas saw an overall decrease last week, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 2,282 for the week of Nov. 18, down from 3,524 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and auto theft. Theft fell to 371 incidents last week, from 560 the week before. Auto theft went from 295 to 183.

Tthere was also a notable percentage decrease in burglaries, from 203 incidents per week to 108, and in assaults, from 270 to 167 incidents.

There were four reported arson incidents last week. That represents a steady state from the previous week. There were also four incidents of homicide, down from eight the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of weapons offenses went from 13 to 21. Incidents of disorderly conduct rose from nine to 11, and drug-related offenses went up from 94 to 96.

There were 891 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 596 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, Northeast Dallas, Southeast Dallas and Preston Hollow continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Northeast Dallas saw the largest decline. Crime reports in Preston Hollow also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Cedar Crest are down considerably as well.

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

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