About Crime Reports
In this section of EveryBlock, you can find out about reported criminal activity near you.
The information, from the Houston Police Department, doesn't include every crime reported in the city. The police publish reports of aggravated assault, auto theft, burglary, murder, rape, robbery and theft.
Each report also includes the location and police beat where the crime allegedly occurred, a date and time, and a "premise type." Premise types include such places as streets and sidewalks, apartments and parking lots.
The data comes from recent crime reported by the Houston Police Department. We at EveryBlock look for new crime reports each day, but a couple days can go by without new data from the police department.
What else should I know about crime reports?
The Houston Police Department describes the data that we use in this section of EveryBlock as "basic/general information for incidents based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report coding system." The department also notes that crime classifications can change during an investigation, among other caveats.
The department directs people interested in obtaining official reports to its public information requests page.
Finally, we at EveryBlock changed the way we collect Houston crime data in March 2010. Instead of monthly data from the police that we had used for crimes section, we started accessing information that is updated more frequently.
- Source Houston Police Department
- Updated Daily