Crime on the Rise in Dallas

Posted by Amy Hite on July 28, 2015

The Dallas Police Department has seen an increase in crime this year. Crime on the rise could be explained by the numbers catching up with population growth in Dallas during the last few years. The biggest jump in Dallas has been a nearly 13 percent increase in robberies, especially of individuals.

Major violent crime — murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery — is up 10 percent through the first six months of 2015, according to Dallas police statistics. A slight decrease in property crime has left the overall crime numbers virtually flat compared with the end of June 2014, down by less than 1 percent.

A Major in the Crimes Against Persons Division offered a few explanations for crime on the rise: guns, serial robbers and an unlucky stretch. Police commanders have been flooding high-crime areas with officers to try to stem the rising tide, he said.

This year, thieves have tried to snatch 53 cash machines, succeeding 23 times. That’s a huge jump over last year, when there were virtually no ATM smash-and-grabs until December.

In June, Stealth Monitoring operators were able to thwart a crime in progress, when a truck smashed into a supermarket with the attempt to steal an ATM. The crime was reported by NBCDFW Channel 5. Stealth Monitoring has cameras installed in the shopping center. With proactive live monitoring, the Stealth operators were able to activate the audible warning and called the local police. As the video shows, the culprits take off, running across the parking lot chasing the truck that took off when the audible warning was sounded.

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