For most suburban Dallas cities, crime rates drop again

For most suburban Dallas cities, crime rates drop again

“When you move to a city, the first two questions you’re going to ask is ‘How are the schools, and what’s the crime rate like?’
” Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye said. Since 2010, burglaries are down 43 percent in the city.

Taking a tough stance on crime and involving residents in police efforts is key to Dallas suburbs’ efforts to boost their economic and population bases, officials say.

“When you move to a city, the first two questions you’re going to ask is ‘How are the schools, and what’s the crime rate like?’” Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye said.

Dye and other area police officials credited community outreach, hotspot policing, statistical crime analysis and crime prevention efforts for big drops in property crimes.

With the exception of McKinney and Mesquite, which saw crime edge up, the 10 biggest suburbs in Collin, Dallas and Denton counties all reported drops in 2013 ranging from modest to possibly historic.

Continue reading the numbers for individual cities here.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140326-for-most-suburban-dallas-cities-crime-rates-drop-again.ece

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