Crime is mostly down from this time last year in the Northeast Patrol Division.

Dallas Police Department, Northeast Division. Photo by Renee Umsted.

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According to the Dallas Police Department’s National Incident Based Reporting Statistics, a measure of incident reports, overall reported crime in the Northeast is down by 7.5% from this time last year, as of June 25. 

Some of the biggest strides are being made in vehicle property offenses. According to the data, vehicle thefts are down by almost 20%, with 1340 incidents reported this year, as opposed to 1671 at this time last year. Thefts of motor vehicle parts and/or accessories are down by 46.85%, and thefts from motor vehicles are down by 8.51%. 

Business burglaries are down by 7.23%, although home burglaries have risen by 12.50%. Robberies of businesses increased by 10.8%, and individual robberies are down 2%. 

Murders, which Dallas has struggled with in the past, have also decreased. At this point last year, there had been 12 murders in the Northeast, as opposed to 9 so far in 2024. 

Assaults, both simple and non-family aggravated, are also down. Simple assaults have decreased by 2.46%, and non-family aggravated assaults have decreased by 17.20%.

Drug offenses have decreased by more than 5%, with 563 reported this year, as opposed to 593 at the same time in 2023. 

The Northeast Patrol Division, headquartered in Lake Highlands, is responsible for much of Northeast Dallas. A rough map of the area it covers can be found here.