“DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS”
I am creating a new blog to document the tremendous amount of violent crime in and around the Greater Houston area, which includes the counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller. The total square mileage of the Houston CMSA (Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area) is 8,778 square miles – an area slightly smaller than the state of Massachusetts but larger than New Jersey.
Crime, in the 4th most populous city in the United States, is a problem, as it is in all large cities. The most egregious cases make the news and the lesser crimes – ordinary murders, armed robberies, home invasions rapes, etc. – only make the headlines on slow news days.
I have thought for a while about trying to create a blog to document the crime and crime statistics in the Greater Houston area and so this blog was born on this day, August 18, 2013. While Houston has been home to some horrendous and national headline crimes, I will be focusing on the day to day crime in Houston as of today.
As time allows, I will revisit and create posts relating to infamous crimes that have occurred here in the past. The area is rich in heritage and in infamous crimes such as the one that inspired “Blood and Money”. It is also home to the infamous “killing fields” which inspired a recent movie by the same name and many books. I will cover these, and other, nationally covered crimes as time allows.
I humbly request and will gladly accept any submissions and links, as it will be difficult to accurately cover all of the crime occurring in the Greater Metro Houston area. I will do a periodical statistics update on crimes committed, arrests made, demographics related to the crimes, etc.
Please enjoy the content and stories!