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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 2,162 for the week of Dec. 9, down from 2,657 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and burglary. Theft fell to 401 incidents last week, from 463 the week before. Burglary went from 173 to 132.

There was also a considerable percentage decrease in fraud or financial crimes, from 48 incidents per week to 21, and in vandalism, from 160 to 127 incidents.

There were 129 reported assault incidents last week. That represents a decrease from 162 incidents the previous week. There were also 166 incidents of auto theft, down from 203 the week before.

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last week, reports of alcohol-related offenses went from 95 to 109. Incidents of trespassing rose from 19 to 26, and homicide went up from one to three.

There were 860 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 249 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 Far North had the most reported incidents last week. Northeast Dallas and Southeast Dallas were at the top of the list the previous week as well.

Cedar Crest experienced the largest drop in crime. Crime reports in Northeast Dallas also fell, after increasing the week before, and incidents in Southeast Dallas are down considerably as well.

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

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