There were 41 murders in Dallas in May alone. That’s half as many as Houston has had for all of 2019 so far. May was one of Dallas’ deadliest months on record since the 1990s, and it ended with four shootings in a 10-hour period.
Cassandra Jaramillo is a reporter for The Dallas Morning News, and says the surge is unusual and might not be over.
“Police sources within the department have said the uptick tends to come more in June and July,” Jaramillo says. “There’s concern that it’s going to set a negative trend for the rest of summer.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– What the Dallas Police Department is planning to help curb the surge in homicides
– Where in the city many of the murders are taking place
– How the homicide rate in Dallas sharply increased in recent years
Written by Geronimo Perez.