Overall crime in Dallas reached a low for 2021 so far in the final week of January.
The lowest point of offenses was on Jan. 29 with 109 property crimes, 34 violent crimes, 124 “other crimes,” eight nonviolent crimes and five financial crimes. This is compared to Jan. 1, where there were over 1,000 property crimes and nearly 300 violent crimes.
This dip in overall crime began around mid-January. Here’s what crime in Dallas looked like last month:
The early months of 2020 were pretty tame compared to spring, summer and the last two months of last year. We’ll see how the early months of 2021 pan out.
Here’s a reminder of what crime looked like in Dallas in 2020:
The most common crimes in Lake Highlands in recent days have been property-related, categorized as other, violent and substance-related.
In the last 100 days, violent crimes in Dallas have commonly occurred on Fridays at 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 12 a.m. and 1 a.m.
Property crimes have commonly occurred at Mondays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 12 a.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 5 p.m., Saturdays at 12 p.m., 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. and Sundays at 12 a.m.
According to Texas Department of Criminal Justice data, 33% of Dallas’ incarcerated individuals are white, 33% are Black, 33% are Hispanic and 1% are categorized as “other.” See how this compares to the city’s population:
2019 data shows Dallas had 2.26 police officers per 1,000 residents. There were 3,075 total police officers for a population of over 1.3 million.
See how other cities compare: