It’s been a minute since we did an update on the state of crime in the neighborhood. In the past three months, crime has been on the decline, at least in the Northeast Dallas area.

The latest data released is from Dallas police’s December 2021 crime report. Total crime for the year in the Northeast Dallas division was down 3.8% from the previous year.

In 2020, that total number was 18,516 in comparison to this year at 17,819. From month to month, crime was down 11% from November to December. There were 1,226 crimes committed in December and 1,379 crimes committed in November.

In the past three months, from Oct. 11 through Jan. 11, most crime in Lake Highlands has been in the categories of property and crimes related to personal, vehicle, trespass and other offenses. A more detailed breakdown was not available at the time of this report.

However, the map below shows the types of crimes that occured in that time. Each category of crime is color-coded. The types of crimes on the map include: violent, property, financial, substance-related, personal, sex and “other” crime.

Most of the crime in Lake Highlands is on the western and northern edges of town (along North Central Expressway and Forest Lane) and more sparse in the center.

In the past 30 days, from Dec. 11 to Jan. 11, propery crimes are still the most common offense. Other crimes in the area during this time include natural death, abandoned property, criminal trespass warnings and reckless damage offenses.

Scroll over the dots on the map for more details on crimes committed in the area.