The Glenda Gordy Research Center
THE CRITICAL NEED
As crime rises in the Greater Houston Area, a consistent problem we have identified is the lack of transparent and honest reporting of crime related data. In our quest to be a solution focused organization, we launched the Research Center as part of the Safe Community Institute at Crime Stoppers of Houston in January of 2022. To know exactly where the cracks in our system are and what is needed in crime prevention programming, we must have an accurate report of pre-trial trends, court proceedings, bond outcomes, and recidivism rates of violent offenders.
HOUSTON CRIME INDEX
Since the announcement of the Research Center in January, our team has been working hard to create a crime index that will be an all-new kind of resource for the community. The crime index will include both an interactive crime trends dashboard as well as an education center for community members to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the leaders within our criminal justice system.
Click below to download a portion of the data pertinent to Harris County that will be included in the full crime index which will be made publicly available in the fall.