District 9 Council Member Paula Blackmon is the Crime Boss runner-up this month, with a 0.89% increase in her Crime Score in June.

Blackmon saw the second-highest Crime Score in this July’s Crime Boss. She came in second to District 1 Council Member Chad West, whose district saw a 2.22% uptick in its Crime Score in June of this year compared to June 2023.

Tucked in northeastern Dallas, District 9 includes the Casa View and White Rock neighborhoods. Vehicle-related offenses are the most prevalent form of crime here.

According to data from the city’s crime analytics dashboard, 83 motor vehicles were reported stolen and 64 broken into in June. This is an alarming frequency over a 30-day period.

Meanwhile, simple assaults — the third most prevalent crime in the district, with 55 recorded in June — rose by 25% compared to June 2023. Increases were also seen in larceny offenses (11.6%) and shoplifting (442.9%) over the studied period.

The Dallas Express reached out to Blackmon but did not receive a response by press time.

The Dallas Police Department has been focusing its attention on violent crime as part of Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia’s crime reduction plan. However, due to DPD’s stretched resources, theft and robbery offenses have grown in certain parts of the city. For instance, Downtown Dallas regularly sees more motor vehicles reported stolen and more when compared to neighboring Fort Worth’s city center.

While Cowtown has a special police unit and private security guards patrolling its city center, DPD fields only around 3,000 officers despite a City report previously recommending that closer to 4,000 be employed to meet public safety needs.

Moreover, DPD has a budget of $654 million for DPD this fiscal year, with City leaders having opted to direct considerably less taxpayer money to law enforcement than their counterparts in other high-crime municipalities.

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.