Dallas Murders Drop in 2021

(WBAP/KLIF) — Dallas crime took a dramatic dip in 2021 during the first year for Police Chief Eddie Garcia. After 250 homicides in 2020, there were 220 this year. When Garcia began his violent crime reduction plan in may, he said giving his officers leeway would be key.

Violent crimes have dropped 9% since 2020, while murders were down 12%, gun seizures went up 27% and drug confiscations rose 8%. All of this while arrests fell by almost 5%. those are numbers are credited to Police Chief Eddie Garcia’s Violent Crimes Reduction Plan implemented earlier this year.

Garcia is quick to credit his department’s men and women for the success. According to the Dallas Morning News, Dallas’ top cop feels more work needs to be done because his goals are much higher.

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