The Dallas Police Department has reported the 2017 year-end crime statistics to the FBI for the Uniform Crime Report. The department is pleased to announce that Dallas ended 2017 with an overall crime reduction of -3.60%. This is the lowest per capita crime rate since 1964. Also, in 2017 the total number of offenses reported was 53,001, making it the lowest number of total offenses in Dallas since 1968.
Property crimes were down -5.10% compared to last year. However, burglary, theft, and auto theft (property crimes) accounted for 80.5% of overall crime. We want to remind everyone to lock, take, and hide your valuables. If you can’t take them with you, at least lock the items in your glove compartment or your trunk. Leave nothing in “plain sight” that might make your vehicle worth “investigating” by a thief.
- Try to park in busy, well-lit areas
- Lock ALL your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time
- Set any alarm or anti-theft device
- Don’t hesitate to call DPD to report ANY suspicious activities, persons or vehicles.
In 2017, homicides were down -4.1% and robberies were down -4.9%, however, there was a slight increase in overall violent crime 2.9% compared to last year. Remember, if you see something, say something. Please do not walk alone, stay in groups, and park in well-lit areas. Always be aware of your surroundings. Keeping yourself safe means being aware of your surroundings at all times. If you see any suspicious persons or activity, please call 9-1-1.