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August 10, 2009

Houston Police Department Announces First Phase of Crime Monitoring Website

In an effort to increase public safety and crime prevention awareness in Houston, the Houston Police Department (HPD) has launched the first phase of a new interactive crime tool for citizens http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime. The goal of this new crime statistics website is to keep citizens informed of crime occurring in areas where they live and work and to help HPD in solving crimes.

Users can track and map crime trends in neighborhoods throughout the city.  Search for crime incidents, occurring as far back as 30 days or as recent as within the last 24 hours, by address, city council district, police beat, super neighborhood or zip code.  Additionally, monthly Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Part 1 crimes by police beat and police district are available in tabular data form dating back to January 2006. 

To view the new website, go to http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime. For additional information about the site, please contact HPD Public Affairs at public.affairs@cityofhouston.net or 713-308-3200.