Murders Are Down But Violent Crime Is Up in Dallas

Good news and bad news.

Dallas Police 2015 Crime Through May

At this morning’s Dallas City Council Public Safety Committee meeting, Chief David Brown presented the city’s crime statistics for 2015 (through May 31). See the chart above.

The headlines are that the murder rate is down, but violent crime as a whole is about 10.79 percent. Overall crime is down 2.15 percent due to a 4.37 percent decrease in property crimes compared to the same period last year.

The chief said the department “will utilize specialized units & officers on overtime to address violent crime concerns.”