2018 2nd Quarter Crime Report

2.3 Crimes Against Persons (NIBRS - Group A)

In the Second Quarter of 2018, Crimes Against Persons decreased 4.1 percent overall with 3,654 offenses (victims) reported compared to 3,811 offenses (victims) reported in the Second Quarter of 2017. Forcible sex offenses decreased 20.6 percent and murder and nonnegligent manslaughter decreased 11.8 percent. Of all Crimes Against Persons in the Second Quarter of 2018, 55 percent were known to be domestic-related.

Figure 3 - Second Quarter 2018, Citywide NIBRS Group A, Crimes Against Persons

Cumulative Comparison January - June

Number of Offenses

Type of Offense

April - June 2018

April - June 2017

% Change 2018 2017 % Change

13A - C Assault Offenses



-3.4% 6,331 6,434 -1.6% -0.1% 1,474 1,477 -0.2% -5.2% 4,252 4,343 -2.1% 1.8% 605 614 -1.5% 25.0% 8 16 -50.0% 66.7% 96 72 33.3%

13A 13B 13C



Aggravated Assault



Simple Assault




64A-B Human Trafficking 100 Kidnapping/Abduction





Murder & Nonnegligent Manslaughter and Negligent Manslaughter

09A - B



-11.8% 32 42 -23.8%

09A 09B



-11.8% 32 39 -17.9%

Murder & Nonnegligent Manslaughter



-100.0% 0

3 -100.0%

Negligent Manslaughter

11A - D Sex Offenses, Forcible

246 112 134

310 131 179

-20.6% 475 567 -16.2% -14.5% 213 236 -9.7% -25.1% 262 331 -20.8% 0.0% 23 27 -14.8% -4.1% 6,965 7,142 -2.5%


Forcible Rape



36A-B Sex Offenses, Nonforcible



Crimes Against Persons Subtotal



Note: The crime categories are listed in alphabetical order for ease of reference rather than in order of their importance. For NIBRS offense definitions, go to www.fortworthpd.com/crime-information/

In the Second Quarter of 2018, there were 15 Murder and Negligent Manslaughter victims, compared to 17 Murder and Negligent Manslaughter victims in the Second Quarter of 2017. The homicides were the result of a range of motives in- cluding seven domestic cases, four argument/fight cases, one child abuse case, one home invasion robbery case, one narcotics case, and one unknown. Nine homicides involved firearms. Eleven of the 15 homicides have been filed. There was one homicide in Council Districts 6 and 9, two homicides in Council Districts 2 and 3, and three homicides in Council Districts 4, 5, and 8. FWPD’s homicide prevention strategies involve partnerships with various units and services. Neighborhood Police Offic- ers, the Victim Assistance Section, and One Safe Place provide outreach services in an effort to prevent domestic vio- lence crimes that have the potential to turn into a homicide. In addition, the Homicide Unit has worked closely with the Crime Lab as policies have changed allowing for more timely entry of ballistic intelligence into the ATF’s National Inte- grated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) to more readily identify persons who may be involved in violent offens- es. The Homicide Unit also continues to work with members of the Gang, Narcotics, and Robbery Units where other criminal activity may elevate to homicide. Most Crimes Against Persons are simple assaults, defined under NIBRS as an “unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of conscious- ness.” Simple assaults decreased 5.2 percent in the Second Quarter of 2018 compared to the Second Quarter of 2017. Approximately 63 percent of simple assault cases were known to be domestic-related. The second-largest Crimes Against Persons category is aggravated assaults. Aggravated assaults decreased 0.1 per- cent in the Second Quarter of 2018 compared to the Second Quarter of 2017. Approximately 44 percent of aggravated assaults were known to be domestic-related. Fifty-two percent of all aggravated assaults occurred within a residence, 21 percent near a roadway, 11 percent in a parking lot or parking garage, 2 percent in a bar or night club, and 14 percent in other locations. Intimidation, another assault offense, is defined as “to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.” Intimidation offenses increased 1.8 percent in the Second Quarter of 2018 compared to the Second Quarter of 2017.

Section II - NIBRS


Second Quarter (April- June) 2018 Crime Report

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