Dallas crime declining: Which offenses are leading the trend?

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The number of crime incidents in Dallas saw an overall decrease last week, for the second week in a row, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents fell to 1,999 for the week of Nov. 25, down from 2,670 the week before.

The specific offenses that decreased the most were theft and assault. Theft fell to 310 incidents last week, from 478 the week before. Assault went from 192 to 133.

There was also a decrease in vandalism, from 165 incidents per week to 111, and in auto theft, from 217 to 159 incidents.

There were two reported arson incidents last week. That represents a decrease from six incidents the previous week. There were also 105 incidents of burglary, down from 147 the week before.

There were 822 reports of miscellaneous other crimes, a decrease of 191 from the previous week. Other crimes include a variety of offenses like trespassing, public disturbance and violation of a court order.

Looking at crime patterns in different areas of the city, Northeast Dallas, Southeast Dallas and Preston Hollow continued to have the most reported incidents last week.

Northeast Dallas experienced the largest drop in crime; incidents in the neighborhood have been falling for two weeks in a row. Crime reports in Southeast Dallas also fell for a second week, and incidents in Oak Lawn are down considerably as well.

Regarding when most crimes are committed, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday had the most reported crimes last week. The largest decrease from the previous week occurred on Sunday, Thursday and Friday, while incidents on Monday went up. Comparing times of day, evening, after midnight and late afternoon continue to see the most crime incidents.

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