Crime Rate in Dallas Increases from 2012
According to a report by the Dallas Morning News, the crime rate in Dallas slightly increased in the first month of 2013. Officials are calling the uptick part of a small statistical uptick that should be expected and does not represent an overall trend. The increase was constant over all major categories of crime. Some highlights include the following facts:
There were 13 murders this January compared to 12 last year
35 rapes in January 2013 compared to 34 in 2013
385 Robberies this year compared to 368 in 2012
The number of total violent crimes this January was 746, compared to 722 last year
There were 1,449 burglaries this year and 1,389 in 2012
2,766 thefts compared to 2,662
689 auto thefts in 2012 and 603 in 2013
Here is a link to the full Dallas Police crime report for February 2013.
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