Below are the topics of discussion for the Public Safety Committee meeting for Monday, April 25, 2016.
Year to Date Crime Report
The following crime statistics represent data from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016.
Violent Crime Summary
In March of 2016, the City of Dallas had a sharp increase in homicides and violent crime. Homicides spiked 90.48 % and violent crime was up 29.66%. However, since the Dallas Police Department launched the Violent Crime Task Force there has been a 28.41% decline in homicides and a 10.06% decline in violent crime in just a one month period.
FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2014
The Dallas Police Department ranked sixth among major cities according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2013. In 2014, Dallas ranked fifth for safest city. The city’s rank has continued to drop in this last decade. However, Dallas had the most significant decline in crime among major Texas cities and cities across the nation. This is a reflection of the involvement of our citizens and the hard work of our officers.