From shoplifting to sexual violence, we looked at local crime to see how it’s shifted over the years in zip codes 75206, 75214 and 75218.

The good news is violent crime dropped slightly in 2018, according to data from the Dallas Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit. The bad news is nonviolent crime increased in categories like burglary, burglary of a motor vehicle, shoplifting and other thefts.

The most notable rise was the jump in motor vehicle burglaries, which increased from 1,096 in 2017 to 1,210 in 2018. That’s an average of 25 per week.

This may be common sense, but locking your vehicle’s doors and hiding any valuables can prevent car break-ins. Here are 10 more tips to prevent break-ins.

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