HPD: Murders down through first quarter of the year

At the end of the week, HPD announced some good news:

HPD officials say that the City of Houston has recorded the fewest numbers of murders for the first quarter of this year since 2005.

The unofficial numbers show 78 murders were recorded through the first three months of this year.

There were 88 murders for the same period in 2007. Thatís an 11.3 percent decrease.

While we would prefer that city leaders focus on getting HPD staffing up to acceptable levels and that HPD leaders embrace a COMPSTAT-oriented approach to crimefighting, we'll certainly take some good news. Here's hoping the numbers hold through the entire year.

RELATED COVERAGE: Chronicle.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 04/06/08 10:50 PM | Print |

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