Ten consecutive days passed in Houston without a single homicide report, and police said they can’t remember a longer lull in violent crime.
The Houston Police Department said there wasn't a single murder reported in the city from October 10-20.
“The murder rate is nearly impossible to control or predict in any city,” said HPD Chief Harold Hurtt.
Hurtt said HPD’s veteran homicide investigators can’t recall a single week in the last 10 years without a murder.
“We welcome this lull in violent crime, due –perhaps—to an increased focus of police resources to hot spots throughout the city,” Hurtt said.
Year-to-date, there have been 233 murders reported in the city, compared to 242 during the same time period last year – a 4.13 percent decrease.
I wonder if there could be another explanation. Maybe all those concealed carry guys are finally making a difference. What do you think? Maybe in a state famous for its death penalty record. they're finally seeing the benefits of deterrence. What do you think?
What I really think is Houston is a big a cesspool as Chicago and Newark when it comes to gun crime and the cops are having a weird reprieve. The only difference between the gun violence here in Houston and that of Chicago or Newark is the guns are mainly bought locally. You don't think there's an iron pipeline coming from the North-East down to Texas, do you?
What's your opinion? Could there be yet another explanation?
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