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See Which Districts Saw Crime Score Increases

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District 14 councilman Paul E. Ridley | Image by City of Dallas

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As summer turns to autumn and September flips to October, The Dallas Express will soon be naming a new Crime Boss of the Month (CBOM).

In September, Gay Donnell Willis was named CBOM after the City of Dallas District 13 that she represents saw the largest year-over-year increase in Crime Score.

District 13 saw a 23.11% Crime Score increase in August 2022 compared to August 2021, far and away the highest percentage increase.

District 7 and its councilman, Adam Bazaldua, came in second place, posting the second highest Crime Score increase in August, a feat D7 also achieved in July.

The other three Dallas districts that saw Crime Score increases in August and have not yet been discussed in this month’s CBOM feature are:

  • District 14: up by 12.48%.
  • District 1: up by 9.36%.
  • District 2: up by 4.29%.

District 14 is led by Paul E. Ridley, and of the 30 crime categories monitored by The Dallas Express, Ridley’s region saw an increase in 12.

The most significant rise in crimes in District 14 was in the category of Larceny/Theft Offenses, which rocketed to 467 in August 2022 over 336 in August 2021, up 131 or 38.98%.

Drug/Narcotic Violations also increased by double digits, going from 27 to 46, an increase of 19.

Motor Vehicle Theft was the last crime category to jump double digits, climbing to 270 from 254 for an increase of 16.

The remaining crime categories that saw increases in D14 were:

  1. Robbery: up six, from 14 in August 2021 to 20 in August 2022.
  2. Disorderly Conduct: up six, from zero to six.
  3. Trespass Of Real Property: up to six, from eight to 14.
  4. Driving Under the Influence: up three, from 13 to 16.
  5. Weapons Law Violations: up three from five to eight.
  6. Animal Offenses: up three, from zero to three.
  7. Fraud Offenses: up two, from 16 to 18.
  8. Homicide Offenses: up one, from zero to one.
  9. Hazardous Traffic Violations: up one, from 30 to 31.
  10. Stolen Property Offenses: up one, from one to two.

District 1 and Councilman Chad West’s crime category increases:

  1. Assault Offenses: up 19, from 28 to 47.
  2. Drug/ Narcotic Violations: up 17, from 20 to 37.
  3. Robbery: up 10 from 10 to 20.
  4. Traffic Violation – Hazardous: up six, from 13 to 19.
  5. Family Offenses, Nonviolent: up four, from two to six.
  6. Burglary/ Breaking & Entering: up three, from 36 to 39.
  7. Animal Offenses: up three, from zero to three.
  8. Trespass Of Real Property: up two, from five to seven.
  9. Stolen Property Offenses: up one, from zero to one.

District 2 and Councilman Jesse Moreno’s crime category increases:

  1. Motor Vehicle Theft: up 32, from 279 to 311.
  2. Drug/Narcotic Violations: up 29 from 89 to 118.
  3. Burglary/ Breaking & Entering: up 23 from 74 to 97.
  4. Public Intoxication: up 16 from 54 to 70.
  5. Assault Offenses: up five from 80 to 85.
  6. Non-Hazardous Traffic Violations: up three, from zero to three.
  7. Trespass Of Real Property: up two, from 10 to 12.
  8. Stolen Property Offenses: up two, from three to five.
  9. Animal Offenses: up two, from two to four.

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

A district map would be a nice addition to these stories.