Dallas crime

Dallas Crime Is Bad — One Cop Says It Could Get Better

By Candy Evans / June 6, 2019 / 8 Comments
Dallas police

If you’ve been on social media at all, you have probably come across one of Nick Novello’s comments or posts about the Dallas Police Department. A veteran officer, he’s kind of known for not holding his metaphorical tongue when it comes to hot takes on policing. Yeah, you’ve probably heard of Nick Novello. An officer […]

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Miller vs. Gates: District 13’s Not-So-Great Jesuit Debate

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2019 / 18 Comments

At last night’s debate between District 13 Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, I fully expected the political point-scoring and backbiting that is politics. What I didn’t expect was the paucity of actual answers to questions. Part of that rests on moderator Tim Rogers for not calling out either […]

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Oak Lawn Neighborhood Peace Pierced by Barrage of Early Morning Gunfire

By Bethany Erickson / July 1, 2018 / 3 Comments
Oak Lawn Heights

Sharmin Ashtaputre’s family has never really felt unsafe in their Oak Lawn Heights neighborhood in the four years they’ve lived there. But early Sunday morning, that sense of safety was shattered as bullets rained down in their daughter’s nursery. “At 5:30 a.m. today, we were woken up by what sounded like fireworks,” Ashtaputre said. “Well, […]

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From the Archives: Crime Near Record Lows — The Night the Lights Went On in Dallas

By Jon Anderson / December 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire […]

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Crime Near Record Lows: The Night the Lights Went On in Dallas

By Jon Anderson / May 12, 2017 / 8 Comments

“The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague” – Napoleon “The infectiousness of crime reporting is like that of the plague” – Me Crime or rather the perception of crime is of importance to all homebuyers and tenants.  Earlier this week, I wrote about crime and security in high-rises.  To ensure the rest […]

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Is Crime on the Rise in Dallas?

By Candy Evans / February 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

You wonder, given that we are down the number of police available to chase down criminals or respond to emergencies. We are lacking about 600 officers in Dallas. As a general rule of thumb, a city needs about 3 officers per 1,000 people to keep peace and safety. Last year Dallas had 2.94 per 1000, […]

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