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.
The holidays always bring Christmas shoppers to malls, but the season also brings people looking for a ‘5-finger discount.’ It’s not that there’s necessarily more retail crime going on, but crowded stores provide thieves with cover.
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.
Some residents in Plano are feeling no love for whoever is spray-painting hearts throughout one neighborhood. Someone’s spreading the universal sign of affection on the brick walls that protect neighborhoods along Hedgecoxe and McDermott Roads.
Local retailers are fighting battles against organized theft. Police and prosecutors say sophisticated rings of thieves are stealing merchandise and food to sell at cut-rate prices online or at flea markets.
A new plan for the Dallas Police Department puts more officers on the streets. But now, some officers are saying the plan puts them at a greater risk, and could cause crime victims to wait longer for justice.