South Dallas Assaults Jump Under Adam Bazaldua

South Dallas Assaults Jump Under Adam Bazaldua
City Councilman Adam Bazaldua | Image by City of Dallas

The hits just keep on coming in City Councilman Adam Bazaldua’s District 7, which clocked the most assault offenses in Dallas last month.

According to the City of Dallas crime analytics dashboard, 288 assault offenses were committed there in January, a 10.3% increase over the same month in 2022, when 261 incidents were logged.

District 7 had the most reported assaults, with Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold’s District 4 trailing at 246 offenses.

Only three other districts had more than 200 assault offenses logged in January: Districts 2 (227), 8 (220), and 6 (205).

Bazaldua’s district also made a significant contribution to the city’s overall violent crime rate, which council members have acknowledged has spiked since the new year, as previously reported in The Dallas Express.

While reporting to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on its Violent Crime Reduction Plan, the Dallas Police Department (DPD) informed committee members of significant increases in murder and aggravated assault in the plan’s delineated crime hotspots, the geographical boundaries of which are not publicized.

Murders jumped by 9.5% year-over-year in January within these defined hotspot zones, DPD said, and aggravated assaults increased by 14.75%, despite the department’s apparently aggressive patrolling.

It is unclear whether any of the officially designated hotspots are located in Councilman Bazaldua’s district, but it would not be surprising considering the 24.4% year-over-year hike it saw in aggravated assault reports during January. The district logged 112 incidents compared to the 90 recorded last year, according to City data.

The other two districts with the most aggravated assaults were District 4 (103) and current Crime Boss Jaime Resendez’s District 5 (92).

The Dallas Express reached out to Councilman Bazaldua’s office for comment but did not receive a reply before press time.

The Dallas Express, The People’s Paper, believes that important information about the city, such as crime rates and trends, should be easily accessible to you. Dallas has more crime per capita than hotspots like Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York, according to data from the FBI’s UCR database.

How did your area stack up on crime? Check out our interactive Crime Map to compare all Dallas City Council Districts. Curious how we got our numbers? Check out our methodology page here.

For more Dallas crime-related news, see how robberies increased YOY in Jamie Resendez’s District 5.

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  1. ThisGuyisTom

    It is my opinion that Councilman Bazaldua is one hell of an actor.
    Adam Bazaldua adroitly portrays a pretense of having a virtuous character, when that is not the case. He covertly and deceptively will manipulate hidden agendas, while concealing his true motives. His disguise is masterful…and so if the public prefers someone that hides their true intentions, then this hypocrite is your man.

    • Jan

      He also lives in a gated community so the crime statistics generally don’t have an impact on Baz or his family.

  2. Dwayne

    Another tidbit the they leave out is the fact that the population is mostly Hispanic and they do not call the police when something happens. So just how much crime goes unreported I wonder?

    • Anna W.

      He doesn’t care and the citizens are afraid to say anything. It happens in the black community too. Which allows the criminals to take over.

      For get about VOTING, afraid to do that too. Call your State Rep. State Senator they do nothing like the Governor but complain about Chicago and Border.


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