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Willis Nabs Crime Boss Title for Second Straight Month

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Councilwoman Gay Donnell Willis, who represents City of Dallas District 13, has been named October Crime Boss of the Month (CBOM) based on crime data for September. District 13 was one of just three districts to see a higher Crime Score in September 2022 over that same month in 2021, with an increase of 18.05%.

Willis’ professional experience includes Fortune 50 account management at a global advertising firm and promotions and broadcasting at the CBS affiliate in Lubbock. Her City of Dallas webpage does not specify on which city council committees she serves.

October marks the second straight month that Willis has been named CBOM. Her September crowning came after August stats saw a 23.11% Crime Score increase.

Of the 30 crime categories tabulated by Dallas Open Records, D13 saw increases in 12, two more than in August. The largest increase was in the category of Larceny/Theft Offenses, jumping from 156 in September 2021 to 176 in September 2022, a change of 20.

Drug/Narcotic Violations were another crime category to see a double-digit increase in D13 for September, more than doubling from nine in 2021 to 21 in 2022.

The remaining D13 crime categories to see an increase in September 2022 were:

Categories                              D13 ’22       D13 ’21     Difference

Assault Offenses                            30                   23                   7

Motor Vehicle Theft                      99                   92                   7

Hazardous Traffic Violations      18                    11                   7

Robbery                                            10                     4                  6

Trespass Of Real Property             8                      2                  6

Driving Under Influence                7                      4                  3

Weapon Law Violations                  3                     0                  3

Public Intoxication                          9                      6                  3

Homicide Offenses                          2                      0                  2

Nonviolent Family Offenses          5                      3                  2

The Dallas Express asked Willis for an interview this week to discuss the crime increase in her district, but neither she nor her office responded to this query or any of the multiple previous requests for comment made to discuss other crime stories. Should she respond after press time, her comments will be featured in a future Crime Boss installment.

The City of Dallas saw 10 Homicide Offenses in September ’22, one more than in September ’21. Three occurred in District 7, two murders happened in each of D13 and D8, and one each in Districts 2, 9, and 14. The Dallas Express will report more on the homicide cases in upcoming editions of the twice-a-week CBOM series.

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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Bob Burns
Bob Burns
1 month ago

It is troublesome that our elected officials do not take the time to give their side of the story.

Maybe you should interview both Gay and Chief Garcia together to better understand the statistics.