Houston crime trending up: What's the latest in the trend? - May ‘22
The number of crime incidents in Houston saw an overall increase last month, after a previous decrease, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents increased to 14,339 for Apr-2022 up from 12,641 for Mar-2022 (+13.4% change).
The offenses that increased the most were robbery and simple assault. Simple assault increased to 1,547 incidents last month, from 1,183 the month before (+30.8% change). Robbery went from 338 to 427 (+26.3% change).
There was also an increase in burglary, from 712 incidents to 845 (+18.7% change), and in tefht from motor vehicle, from 1,330 to 1,540 incidents (+15.8% change).
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