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Overall Crime is Down in Dallas

City sees increase in homicides, rapes and aggravated assaults



    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 TYPE1/1/10-3/22/10ACTUAL YTD1/1/09-3/22/09ACTUAL LYTD% Change YTD
    Violent Crimes     
    Murder 31 2810.7%
    Rape 92 7719.5%
    Robbery 938 981-4.4%
    Business190 214 -11.2%
    Individual748 767 -2.5%
    Aggravated Assault 883 8582.9%
    Total Violent Crime 1944 19440.0%
    Non-Violent Crimes     
    Burglary 3695 36640.8%
    Business892 921 -3.1%
    Residence2803 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