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Robberies and Assaults See Uptick in City of Dallas

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The City of Dallas saw a Crime Score increase of 1.69%, attributed chiefly to car thefts, as reported in The Dallas Express. Still, other violent crimes contributed to that increase, including robbery and assault offenses.

The Dallas Express, The People’s Paper, believes that important information, such as crime rates and trends in the city, should be easily accessible to you. Many are unaware that 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.

As a result, The Dallas Express designates the “Crime Boss of the Month” as the Dallas City Council member whose district shows the most significant percentage increase (or most minor decrease) in crime for one month of the current year compared to last year.

District 3 Councilman Casey Thomas was named Crime Boss of the Month for May.

Dallas’ Raw Crime Score was 288,275 in April 2021. This figure climbed to 293,140 in 2022, representing an increase of 1.69%. People in the City of Dallas in its entirety reported 41 more assaults and 60 more robberies in April of ’22 over ’21.

There were a total of 730 assaults reported in April of ’21 and a total of 771 in ’22.

City of Dallas District 6 -– led by Councilman Omar Narvaez –- had the highest number of assaults of the 14 Dallas districts. The 100 total reported instances of assault in District 6 are the highest in Dallas, followed by Districts 7 and 8, with 87 and 80 assault reports in April, respectively.

The Dallas Express contacted District 6’s Councilman Narvaez for comment, but no response was submitted by press time.

As for robberies in the City of Dallas, the number of reports, which sat at 167 in ’21, climbed to 227 in April of ’22. All but two (Districts 12 and 13) saw double-digit reports of the crime in April 2022, led by District 2 with 33 reported instances and Districts 4 and 6 tied at 24.

District 2 Councilman Jesse Moreno was not immediately available for comment.

The Dallas Express also contacted Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson to address crime increases in the city, but neither he nor his office had responded at the time of press.

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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Jay G.
Jay G.
4 months ago

Good info to know. Would it be possible in the future to include a link to city council district maps?

Reply to  Jay G.
4 months ago

I didn’t notice this until after seeing your comment, but right at the end where it says,  “Check out our interactive Crime Map to compare all Dallas City Council Districts.” You can see the districts and crime rates.

Vince F
Vince F
4 months ago

I applaud the Dallas Express for bringing this issue front and center. It needs to be a #1 priority for everyone in city government. It’s a disgrace. It’s time for people in elected offices to pull their heads out of the sand and face this reality and work together versus being concerned with their their next political office and personal agenda’s. I also applaud Councilman Chad West for really working toward making a difference in his district. We need more of the same mindset.

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