Your Up-to-Date Murder and Car Burglary Statistics. And One of Them Ain't Dropping.
Says the DPD, the number of auto break-ins is on the decline -- has been for years, but, well, you know where this is going, right? Right. Which brings us to the murder stats -- no decline there. During all of 2008, there were somewhere between 132 and 134 homicides accounted for in Dallas; with almost two months left to go in 2009, that number's already up to 141. (And, yes, there's some discrepancy here: The chart above says 134; the report prepared for the briefing says 132.) One thing to note: It used to be that Wednesday was, by far, the day of the week during which you were most likely to get killed in Dallas. Now, Friday and Sunday vie for the title, with Saturday and Monday coming in a close second.