Councilman Adam Bazaldua, representing Dallas’ District 7, is the Crime Boss of the Month (CBOM) runner-up for the second month in a row. Unfortunately for the residents of that region, the district surpassed July’s crime score increase of 10.39%, with the score shooting to 18.78% in August.
The Dallas Express CBOM for September was awarded to District 13 Councilwoman Gay Donnell Willis after that region saw a crime score increase by 23.11%, saving Bazaldua from earning the dubious title.
The Dallas Express has reached out to Bazaldua’s office for comment on the crime increase, but like in August, no comments have been submitted by the District 7 councilman.
District 7 saw crimes increase by a total of 104 reports in August of 2022 – up from 693 to 797 – and as has become commonplace throughout the City of Dallas, Motor Vehicle Thefts continued to increase.
Motor Vehicle Thefts within District 7 increased by two per day this August, with a total of 220 such crimes reported this year after witnessing 158 last year — an increase of 62. It was the largest increase in Motor Vehicle Thefts of all the districts.
District 2 saw the highest total number of Motor Vehicle Thefts at 311, which was 32 more than the previous year’s August tally. District 13 – Crime Boss Willis’ district – recorded 150 Motor Vehicle Thefts, an increase of 44 over August ’21 – District 7 also saw double-digit increases in the crimes of:
- Robbery: up from 18 to 37
- Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: up from 71 to 88
- Assault Offenses: up from 86 to 100
Singe-digit crime increases within D7 are as follows:
- Drug/Narcotic Violations: up from 53 to 63
- Burglary/ Breaking & Entering: up from 40 to 47
- Driving Under the Influence: up from 13 to 18
- Trespass Of Real Property: up from six to 10
- Stolen Property Offenses: up from zero to four
- Animal Offenses: up from two to six
- Non-Hazardous Traffic Violations: up from one to two
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.