HPD: Crime in the Greater Heights down 10 percent

Apr. 19, 2014Heights Leader

Houston Police Department Sgt. Chad Wall of the HPD Heights Storefront, reported that overall crime in the Greater Heights area is down 10 percent from Jan. 1-April 15 of 2014, The Greater Heights includes the neighborhoods of the Heights, Clark Pines, Heights West , Park Square, Lower Heights, Montie Beach, East Sunset Heights, Proctor Plaza, Shady Acres , Sunset Heights, and Woodland Heights.

Burglary of Motor Vehicles, however, was the only crime that increased in the area, going from 319 to 348 (nine percent).

Auto thefts decreased from 69 to 39 (a 43 percent decrease), and aggravated assaults (29 to 20) and home burglaries (133 to 92) went down by 31 percent (29 to 20). Robberies decreased from 37 to 32 (14 percent) and thefts were down four percent (180 to 172).

There have been no homicides in the area in 2014 and only one between Jan. 1 and April 15, 2014.