Crime in Dallas began to drop off as the first week of February rolled in.
On Feb. 1, the city racked in 1,018 property crimes, 894 crimes categorized as “other,” 249 violent crimes, 32 financial crimes and 19 nonviolent crimes. But by Feb. 8, property crimes decreased by five times, “other” crimes by four and a half times and violent crimes by three times.
This is similar to how the first week of January began.
Here is what crime in Dallas looked like in January:
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 last year:
The most common crimes in Lakewood and East Dallas in recent days have been property-related and categorized as “other.”
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: