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      02-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by JAM3S View Post
I have always wanted to move to Texas and may soon. As an outsider who has never been I hear the Katrina refugees have made downtown Houston a high crime area. Any truth to that?

I realize any major city will have its problem areas but is it widespread or easy to avoid?
I live downtown, before, during, and after Katrina hit.

Crime began to spike; but the then Chief of Police and the D.A. made sure criminals heard that HPD wouldn't stand for it. The arrest rate went up quickly as well. It was a problem for about a year, but eventually law enforcement got a handle on it. I think crime is less than, or comparable, to what it was when I moved here in 2003.

Besides, downtown is just one area to reside; there are many from which to choose.

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