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Dallas Murder Rate Up 50%, But Yearly Rate Could Be Lowest

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/25/2013

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Crime Rates Drop As Population Grows In Plano

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.

CBS 11–01/16/2013

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Deadliest November On Record For North Texas City

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/27/2012

The seal of the FBI hangs at the bureau's headquaters. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

FBI Stats Show Crime Down In Texas, Nation

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.

10/29/2012

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Coppell PD Launches New Online Crime Mapping System

A North Texas police department is using technology to help residents protect themselves and help the department solve crimes.

07/16/2012

A GPS device is seen in a car. (credit: AP/Seth Perlman)

App That Would Guide Users Away From High-Crime Areas Proves Controversial

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.

01/17/2012

David Brown

Dallas Police Chief Touts 8th Straight Year Of Decline In Crime

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.

01/08/2012

David Brown

Dallas Crime Rate Drops For Seventh Straight Year

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/08/2011