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Dallas’ District 5 Sees Resounding Swell of Robberies

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Councilman Jaime Resendez | Image by City of Dallas

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City of Dallas District 5, led by Councilman Jaime Resendez, has so far managed to stay out of The Dallas Express Crime Boss of the Month feature, but crime increased in the area by 9% in June, primarily due to a substantial swell of recent robberies.

Surveillance video from a residence in District 5 shows a man boldly stealing items early in the morning, The Dallas Express reported. The male suspect was seen driving a silver sedan to the 400 block of Acres Drive around 3:50 a.m. He walked across the property, entered a detached office building in the backyard, and stole some items.

The Dallas Police Department has released information about the burglary suspect, who is described as Hispanic with short, black hair. He is between the ages of 35 and 40, stands about 6’0″ tall, and weighs about 200 pounds, according to police.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective A. Garza at 214-671-0069 or alberto.garza@dallascityhall.com. Crime Stoppers can also be reached at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).

The City of Dallas in its entirety saw robberies increase by 47% in June ’22 compared to June ’21, rising from 200 to 294. Though Districts 7 (45 robberies) and 2 (40 robberies) led all districts, neither matched the surge of District 5, which saw robberies increase by a massive 525%, rising from four in June ’21 to 25 in June ’22.

Coming in second for robbery increases was District 1, represented by July’s Crime Boss of the Month, Chad West. In June of 2021, District 1 had seven robberies, but this past June, that number shot to 21, a 200% increase.

Aside from the uptick in robberies, District 5 saw increases in eight of the 30 crime categories.

Though none compared to the double-digit growth in Robbery, other District 5 crime category increases included:

  • Robbery: up from four to 25
  • Assault Offenses: up from 39 to 45
  • Hazardous Traffic Violations: up from 14 to 20
  • Trespass of Real Property: up from two to seven
  • Burglary/Breaking & Entering: up from 29 to 31
  • Nonviolent Family Offenses: up from zero to two.
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: up from 47 to 48
  • Homicide Offenses: up from zero to one
  • Gambling Offenses: up from zero to one

District 5’s Resendez was elected to the Dallas City Council in May 2019. He was born and raised in the Pleasant Grove area of Southeast Dallas, served in the U.S. Army for eight years, and is a veteran of the Iraq War, according to his bio.

Resendez sits on the Dallas City Council’s Economic Development, Environment & Sustainability, Public Safety, and Workforce, Education, & Equity committees.

The Dallas Express reached out to Resendez and his office to ask about the increase in District 5 robberies and crime in general, but the Dallas City Council is on summer recess. The Dallas Express will follow up on this story should Resendez’s office respond to the posed inquiries.

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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Nick Vagas
Nick Vagas
1 month ago

I am SOooooo glad I am getting out of the socialist controlled DFW area!

1 month ago

Dallas is all but lost. Almost every district will soon go the way of Detroit, Baltimore & D.C. just as have all Democratic-controlled cities, leaving only a few ‘islands’ of low-crime inhabited by wealthy, white overseers. Slavery never went away it just changed shape so you can’t recognize it for what it is.

Monte Mcdearmon
Monte Mcdearmon
Reply to  TellTheTruth
1 month ago

well said