Crime Still High in Narvaez’s District 6

Crime, Crime Boss

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem and District 6 City Councilman Omar Narvaez | Image by City of Dallas

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilman Omar Narvaez of District 6 saw more criminal incidents reported in his district this November than any other council member in Dallas, save for Crime Boss of the Month Jesse Moreno.

Narvaez currently chairs the council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and sits on committees for Economic Development, Quality of Life, Arts, & Culture, Workforce, Education, & Equity, and the ad-hoc Committee on Legislative Affairs.

His somewhat hourglass-shaped district lies for the most part above I-30 in West Dallas, running up against Farmers Branch and including the Ledbetter, La Loma, and Bachman Lake neighborhoods.

District 6 clocked 919 reported crimes in November, according to the City of Dallas Open Data dashboard, viewed on December 25.

As previously reported in The Dallas Express, auto thefts have skyrocketed in Dallas in recent years. While Moreno’s District 2 led the way in stolen vehicles last month, District 6 logged the second most with 129 incidents.

Drug crimes in Narvaez’s district are also giving the city a black eye, with police reporting 136 incidents in November, more than in any other district.

Narvaez’s District 6 further outdid even Moreno’s jurisdiction in Robberies and Weapon Law Violations, clocking 19 and 40, respectively.

As it stands, 11,422 crimes have been committed in District 6 year-to-date through December 24, within roughly 200 of the number of crimes logged at the same time in 2021. This perseverating crime in Narvaez’s district is not helping to turn things around for a once-great city that is losing residents and taxpayers in droves.

“Think about that. The region is booming, but Dallas County, whose heart is the city of Dallas, is losing population,” stated an editorial by The Dallas Morning News earlier this year.

The county and the city lost more than 1% of their respective populations between 2020 and 2021, bucking the broader trend of North Texas economic growth, as previously reported in The Dallas Express.

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.

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2 months ago

No one of sane mind who believes in law & order & safety for themselves & their family would choose to live in these high crime districts, thus the reason why those who can move out will continue to do so under this poor leadership & reps who choose not to be tough on crime & law & order.

Last edited 2 months ago by Bebe
Anna Williams
Anna Williams
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2 months ago

Don’t blame the police, Moreno and Narvaez’s were the two along with the Mayor who wanted Renee Hall gone. You have too wonder why those three wanted Chief Hall out.

Councilman Narvaez’s has a large district and people are leaving Dallas and they know they will still get the same voters.

Communities when will you VOTE?