Crime in Dallas began reached a new low in the last two months after a slowing in early April.

On April 19, the city racked in 846 property crimes, 769 crimes categorized as “other” and 203 violent crimes. This marked a 39% decrease in property crimes, 34% drop in “other” crimes and 47% decrease in violent crimes since March 1.

April 19 also marked a new low across all types of crime since February 15.

Here is what crime in Dallas looked like last month:

Crime began to increase in late April last year. If this pattern were to continue in 2021, it would start from a higher rate than the year before.

Here’s a reminder of what crime looked like in Dallas in last year:

Here’s a look at where crimes have occurred in Dallas in the last three days, broken down by types of crime.

In the last 100 days, crimes in Dallas have occurred most commonly on Mondays at 5 p.m., Fridays between 5-10 p.m. and at midnight, Saturdays at midnight and Sundays at midnight.

Dallas County sat just outside of the top 10 for county crime rates per 1,000 residents in 2019. Compare the county to the rest of the state using the map below.

2019 data also 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:


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