As July comes to a close, The Dallas Express awaits new crime statistics for the August “Crime Boss of the Month.”
However, based on June statistics, Dallas District 7 comes to the forefront as yet another district that saw a crime increase, jumping up 7.93% from June a year ago.
Adam Bazaldua, the District 7 councilman, was elected to the Dallas City Council in June 2019. He is the youngest person to ever serve on the Council.
“Adam is focused on the need for neighborhood safety improvements, solving the City’s growing homeless population, and attracting local businesses that better serve each neighborhood’s needs,” according to his bio. “He is a dedicated advocate for economic growth that benefits the existing residents of the community.”
Bazaldua and District 7 have never appeared in the Crime Boss of the Month feature – whereas Crime Boss for July, Councilman Chad West, has won the dubious honor in District 1 four times, doing so in June with a whopping crime increase of 54.9%. The Dallas Express asked Bazaldua and his office if they could explain the increase in crime and what is being done to combat it, but as of press time, no comments have been submitted.
Leading the increase in District 7 is a crime plaguing much of the City of Dallas: Motor Vehicle Theft. There were 180 Motor Vehicle Thefts in June 2022, compared to 146 in June the previous year, a 23.28% increase.
Across all districts, on average, 4.2 more vehicles were stolen per day in June of 2022 than in June the previous year, up from 1,978 to 2,105. District 2 in Dallas saw the most Motor Vehicle Theft of all the Dallas Districts with 263.
District 7 saw increases in June ’22 in the following crimes:
- Destruction/ Damage/ Vandalism Of Property: up from 82 to 95
- Burglary/ Breaking & Entering: up from 46 to 55
- Assault Offenses: up from 90 to 98
- Robbery: up from 38 to 45
- Animal Offenses: up from zero to six
- Driving Under the Influence: up from four to seven
- Disorderly Conduct: up from zero to three
- Gambling Offenses: up from zero to two.