Houston, We Have A Crime Problem Compared To Other Cities In The U.S.
While the Mayoral candidates debate, our crime situation analytics are a useful tool in evaluating where we stand. Location Inc. is a SAAS company that uses analytics and mapping tools to power risk assessment. Think of it as the crime analysis version of Astros' baseball.
What do they find about Houston? With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Houston has one of the highest crime rates in America. Your chances of becoming a crime victim are one in 19. Compared to the rest of Texas, a stunning 98% have a lower crime rate. In fact, we are safer than only 4% of U.S. cities!
So the critics of Sylvester Turner in this case, Tony Buzbee and Bill King and others, are correct. The major media (Chronicle) is looking at it the wrong way, not the historical statistics, but they should be looking at how we are doing in comparison to other cities.
The short answer, our crime is worse than almost every city in America. Citizens want leadership change at City Hall.