Dallas Tx Home Security Troubles
If you’ve been around for a while you can probably remember a time when leaving your doors and windows unlocked was not that big of a deal. I can remember not to long ago driving down a neighborhood street and seeing several open garage doors, and even open front doors. It didn”t take very long for things to change here in what many people would consider the extremely friendly and neighborly southern city of Dallas.
At just a glance, one might say, that although the world as we know it continues to change, the city of Dallas is hard at work promoting an environment for all residents to feel comfortable living, working, and raising their families in. You might get this feeling from the fact that the police department continues to boast a declining crime rate. You may even take comfort in the fact that many city council members believe that alarm monitoring is no longer needed in Dallas since the city council voted a few years back to stop police response for business and home security alarm systems. But for residents of Dallas, a glance is not nearly good enough to bring them comfort that, in this great city, they can trust that their lives and the lives of their families will be safe.
Unfortunately, when you look deeper at the situation and begin to look at the hard facts, and when you begin to see the stories of the citizens who live in Dallas and the surounding Metroplex, you will see a much different picture. Many people are starting to wonder if they will ever be able to have a true sense of security living within the city limits of Dallas.
There doesn”t seem to be a shortage of reasons for Dallas citizens to have serious concerns about their security. It is true that for the last few years the overall crime rate in Dallas is on the decline; but, during this time, violent crimes such as rape are increasing along with commercial burglaries. I was amazed when I heard that, according to the FBI”s most current data, Dallas was ranked the most dangerous city out of the ten largest cities in the United States and was ranked #1 in violent crime among cities with a population over 1 million. These statistics are in comparison to cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.
When I heard this information I was completely baffled. Why would the many members of the city council and police department of a major city, which has been branded by the FBI as being the most dangerous city to live in, want to stop responding to burglar alarms for homes and business? Fortunately, due to the outcry of the citizens of Dallas, the city council decided to reject the proposal to stop responding to home break-ins. However, without clear reasoning, the city decided to pass this proposal for Dallas” businesses. I wasn”t overly surprised when I found out that commercial robberies are now up 6.5 percent in the year following this new policy.