(PRWEB) December 05, 2012
As part of the Busted! Grid, Busted! Mugshots reviews crime statistics in Dallas to help residents understand crime trends. Statistics are compiled from the most recent data in the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, which provides an overview of national and local crime trends.
Recent data shows the Dallas crime is down in both property and violent crime categories. After reviewing the city’s data from 2000 to the present, we see a trend in the decrease of crime. Although the population has steadily increased consistently since 2008, the number of reported offenses continues to decline.
In 2011, there were fewer property crimes reported in Dallas than the previous year. Property crimes overall fell 3.5% with decreases across the board in all categories including the number of burglaries, larceny thefts, and motor vehicle thefts. Burglary and motor vehicle thefts both dropped around the same rate, but larceny theft fell at a slower rate.
Burglary 4.4% decrease
Larceny Theft 2.8% decrease
Motor Vehicle Theft 4.8% decrease
The violent crime rate fell 9% in 2011, with a few categories decreasing in double digits. Rates fell across the board in all categories including homicides, forcible rapes, robbery and aggravated assault. The biggest decrease occurred in forcible rapes with a 15.2% decline. Aggravated assault showed the least decrease percentage with 7.9%.
Homicides 10.1% decrease
Rape 15.2% decrease
Robbery 9.4% decrease
Aggravated Assault 7.9% decrease
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