While property crimes and offenses categorized as other fell as last week progressed, violent crime hit a second peak for the month.
Between Dec. 12 and Dec. 18, there were 1,009 property crimes, 284 violent crimes, 30 nonviolent crimes, 15 financial crimes and 737 other crimes in Dallas.
On Dec. 16, there were 50 violent offenses, according to Dallas Police Department data. The highest day of violent crime this month so far was on Dec. 8 with 56 offenses.
Here’s what crimes have taken place over the last three days. Recently, some of the most common offenses in Lake Highlands were property-related.
Overall crime was on the incline the last three months. Property crime peaked Nov. 14 with 209 offenses, and violent crime peaked Nov. 7 with 61 offenses.
In December, however, overall offenses have started to dip.
Since the beginning of the year, crime rose between February and April. A decline then popped up between the spring and fall months.
The city’s crime rate in 2019 was 41.84 per 1,000 residents. There were over 57,000 total crimes last year with 11,764 violent crimes and 45,279 property crimes.
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Dallas County’s crime rate in 2019 was 35.06 per 1,000 residents. There were over 15,000 violent crimes, over 77,000 property crimes and last year for the population of over 2.6 million people.
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