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Houston’s most dangerous neighborhood is the Clubcreek Drive area, which led the city in burglary, robbery, rape and murder from September 2016 through February 2017.
Channel 2 sat down with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo to address the violence that residents there have been living with for many years. The chief acknowledged the neighborhood was a challenge to keep safe.
“It is a trouble spot that has been a historical challenge for the city," he said. "I think between the Police Department, our social services, some economic development, we’re going to turn that area around.”
The chief didn’t talk specifics, but told us he plans to add more resources to the high-density housing neighborhood.
Next on our hot spot list is the area near Almeda Mall, which includes the Edgebrook subdivision. Burglary reigns supreme in that location.
For those of you who work downtown, heed this warning: While you are working, thieves are stealing. Downtown ranked No. 1 for theft. Nearby Montrose and Midtown didn’t fare much better, coming in at No. 2 for thefts.
From a story by Joel Eisenbaum - Investigative Reporter, Shannan Adler - Special Projects Producer, May 17, 2017