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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Police Department had been boasting about a total drop in crime over recent years. However, a violent weekend is highlighting a troubling new trend in Dallas. The number of murders and most violent crimes is up this year, with six killings just over the past four days.

In a memorandum to the Dallas City Council on Friday, the Dallas Police Department’s Chief David Brown said, “Over the last decade, Dallas has experienced the most significant crime reduction on record, as well as the most significant reduction in crime in any major city during that period.”

There were only 85 murders in Dallas in 2012.

But now, the city is coming off of a particularly violent weekend which saw six people murdered. That brings the total number of killings this year in Dallas to 99, and there are still just over four months left in the year.

  • A 23-year-old man turned himself in to police on Sunday after being accused of stabbing a Good Samaritan who was trying to break up a fight outside of a nightclub on Greenville Avenue.
  • Three people were shot and killed on Sunday morning in the Oak Lawn area, and police said that the crime was caught on tape by a security camera.

The crime report delivered to the city council on Friday shows an increase in every violent crime except aggravated assault family violence, which is down 10 percent this year. The biggest increase is in business robberies, which are up by more than 13 percent this year. As Brown stated in his memo, the city continues to face many challenges in Dallas neighborhoods.

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