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Dallas Murder Rate up 116% in June

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Dallas City Council meeting on August 3, 2022. | Image by DFW Pro Photo/The Dallas Express

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While the Dallas City Council was on summer recess, news of homicides more than doubling in the region in June ’22 was reported by The Dallas Express.

Violent crime — a primary focus of Dallas Eric Mayor Johnson’s initiatives — was up 13% over the previous year for June.


Violent crime includes the categories of Homicide, Assault, and Robbery offenses. There were 1,068 such crimes reported in June 2022, compared to 945 in June 2021.

Murders in Dallas jumped from six in June ’21 to 13 this year, an increase of 116.6%.

Six of the 13 homicides occurred in Districts 4 and 13, represented by Carolyn King Arnold and Gay Donnell Willis, respectively. In other words, the number of homicides in the city last June was equaled this June by homicides in only two districts.

Both Arnold and Willis have been contacted by The Dallas Express numerous times to see what, if anything, is being done in their districts to combat crime increases, especially murder. To date, neither council member has responded.

The other seven Dallas Districts with murders reported in June 2022 are District 1, led by July’s Crime Boss of the Month Chad West, District 2, District 3, District 5, District 7, District 9, and District 11. Each of those districts had one murder in July ’22.

Early in July, Johnson told The Dallas Express that Dallas Police Department (DPD) could not fight crime alone, and it must be a community effort with leaders and neighborhoods working with law enforcement,” pointing city residents to his Summer of Safety program to help curb violence.

Will murders continue to increase in the City of Dallas? No one can yet say, but the LexisNexis Community Crime Map shows three murders in July in Dallas.

District 4 was home to at least one homicide, per the LexisNexis data.

According to a police department news release, an 18-year-old male was fatally shot in District 4s’s east Oak Cliff on July 10, prompting Dallas police to search for a potential suspect, The Dallas Express reported.

Officers responded to the 4400 block of South Marsalis Avenue around 11:15 p.m. and discovered the victim with gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the Time Saver convenience store.

Curdarrius Chapple was identified as the victim by police. Officers stated that Chapple was still alive when officers arrived on the scene. Dallas Fire-Rescue took him to the hospital, where he died from his injuries, as reported by The Dallas Express.

The suspect, an unknown male in his early 20s, entered the store and fired multiple shots at Chapple. DPD is still investigating the motive of the shooter and the circumstances surrounding the murder.

In Willis’ District 13, there were no reported murders in July based on the LexisNexis Community Crime Map. However, The Dallas Express is awaiting July’s crime scores that are pulled from the official City of Dallas crime database.

The Dallas Express 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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caseyp
caseyp
11 days ago

Nothing new. Murder rates are up in every major cite in America due to Democrat no-bail policies and judges who are not willing to prosecute.

Doug
Doug
Reply to  caseyp
10 days ago

Yeah, but we have something the other states mostly do not have, a long border with Mexico, a failed state that cannot take care of its own people or go up against the cartels, since they are terrorized by the cartels to “go along”.

Daniel
Daniel
10 days ago

Crim rates are up in America mostly due to Democrat no-bail policies and judges who are not willing to prosecute. but it’s because America (mostly due to Democrats aging) Has took GOD out of our life’s and without God in our hearts is why life means nothing anymore we are Murdering babies more than ever before in history and we do it calling it the woman’s rights but let someone hit mush or do something to cause the loss of the baby because she wanted it, they face jail for Murdering the baby if the woman wants to keep it but the guy does not the guy must still pay for the baby till 18 and up to 26 if the kid stays in school so see its only about the woman not the child. Lack of GOD the GOV took parents’ rights away and said the GOV knows best so you can no longer correct your children in most states, or you go to jail aging lack of God in our hearts but for the ones of us that Have God in our heart’s we need to STAND UP to BIG GOV and stop letting them do as they wish it’s NOT “ghetto monkeys and illegals ” it’s because we do not stand united as ONE agents BIG GOV and the BS like what the Democrats have been doing but it takes all of use that have GOD in our hearts to do it at one time we all need to Vote GOD not DEM or REP but GOD yes I know for the most part to vote GOD we will be Voting republican I am a Democrat ashamed to call myself a Democrat anymore

P.S. No gun has ever killed anyone. Gun’s do NOT kill people, people kill people

why is we did not see one DEM come out against the Trucks for Killing the 50+ immigrants because the truck did not kill them it was the coyotes the human traffickers, but this is all because of Biden and the Democrats trying to fix it so that there are so many Democrats the republicans will never be in office aging this is packing the country its better then packing the courts.

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