While delving into the crime incident data for Dallas City Council District 2, home of reigning Crime Boss Councilman Jesse Moreno, it has become apparent that there is a considerable mismatch between different sets of publicly available data provided by the City, as previously reported in The Dallas Express.

Rest assured; the implications of this discrepancy do not put Moreno’s title in jeopardy. Quite the contrary — it seems like one of the biggest drivers of the councilman’s Crime Score — Assault — is drastically underrepresented in the downloadable data provided by Dallas Open Data Portal, which clocked 103 incidents in October 2022, a 32% increase over the same month last year.

However, the website’s corresponding dashboard logged 252 different assaults last month, 149 more than in the data used to calculate Moreno’s Crime Score, a magnitude of 144% more violent crimes committed against individuals in District 2.

While it is unclear which crimes have fallen off the downloadable data set, the Dallas Police Department recently shared with The Dallas Express an incident that occurred last month on the 4900 block of Columbia Avenue.

At around 8 p.m. on October 21, two unknown male suspects severely beat a man with bats near a local tattoo shop. The man had to be transported to an area hospital for medical attention. The suspects are currently not in custody.

One week before that, multiple suspects beat a man on the streets near Bachman Lake. They also have not been identified by police and remain at large.

And still, in another unpublicized incident, that same day, October 15, a person was stabbed with a pocket knife around 11:30 p.m. in a parking lot outside a 7-11 convenience store.

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.