When looking at the numbers, compared to the same time last year, the murder rate in Dallas is up more than 50-percent. But Dallas police say the numbers are skewed, because last February saw record low homicide numbers.
Plano has been named the “Best Run City in America” by the investment website “24-7 Wall Street.” The site looked at the city’s unemployment rate, education level and dramatically dropping crime rate, which is at its lowest level since 2000.
According to one local police department, during this month alone detectives have investigated 20 murders – making 2012 the deadliest November in the city’s history.
The number of violent and property crimes reported to police fell significantly in Texas and the nation last year, according to annual figures released by the FBI on Monday.
A North Texas police department is using technology to help residents protect themselves and help the department solve crimes.
An in-development Microsoft smart phone app designed to help drivers and pedestrians avoid unsafe neighborhoods is proving controversial among some minority rights groups that find the software potentially discriminatory.
Crime inside the city of Dallas has dropped for the eighth consecutive year, completing a nearly 40 percent decline since 2003, according to a memorandum that will be presented Monday to city leaders.
One day after the department announced crime in the city dropped for the seventh consecutive year, Police Chief David Brown voiced the importance of neighborhood involvement in continuing the historic trend during a LULAC-hosted breakfast Saturday.
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