Overall Crime is Down in Dallas

City sees increase in homicides, rapes and aggravated assaults

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    Overall, crime is down, but it's a different story for certain types of crimes.

    Overall, crime is down in Dallas, but it's a different story for certain types of crimes.

    The Dallas Public Safety Committee was briefed on the latest crime report on Monday, and it's a mixed bag.

    Homicides, rapes and aggravated assaults are up, but robberies are down. Meanwhile, residential burglaries are up and business burglaries, thefts and auto thefts are down.

    While total violent crime remained unchanged, two categories saw an increase from 2009. Dallas logged 31 homicides from Jan. 1 to March 22, compared to 28 during the same period in 2009, a 10.7 percent increase.

    There were 92 rapes from Jan. 1 to March 22 compared to 77 in the same period of 2009, a 19.5 percent increase.

    CRIME TYPE 1/1/10-3/22/10 ACTUAL YTD 1/1/09-3/22/09 ACTUAL LYTD % Change YTD
    Violent Crimes          
    Murder   31   28 10.7%
    Rape   92   77 19.5%
    Robbery   938   981 -4.4%
    Business 190   214   -11.2%
    Individual 748   767   -2.5%
    Aggravated Assault   883   858 2.9%
    Total Violent Crime   1944   1944 0.0%
               
    Non-Violent Crimes          
    Burglary   3695   3664 0.8%
    Business 892   921   -3.1%
    Residence 2803   2743   2.2%
    Theft   7823   8432 -7.2%
    Auto Theft   2118   2187 -3.2%
    Total Non-Violent   13636   14283 -4.5%
               
    Total Index Crimes   15580   16227 -4.0%

    Source: Public Safety Committee Crime Briefing