Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced today a new online tool for the public to use to find out about crime in county neighborhoods.
The consolidated crime reports system can be accessed by clicking on the “Crime Map” link on the home page of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s (HCSO) Web site, www.hcso.hctx.net. It allows users to search for crime statistics based on an address, zip code, or city and state. Even more, Crime Reports allows users to sign up for e-mail crime alerts, empowering them with information they need to be on the look-out for trouble and work with law enforcement to head it off and help improve the safety of their neighborhood.
“This up-to-date online tool not only helps us understand crime trends but it provides transparency by putting our crime records in your hands, and accountability by showing law-abiding residents our targets,” said Sheriff Garcia. “Implementing this modern technology is just another step I’m taking to help make the sheriffs office a modern, 21st century crime-fighting agency.”
Users will be able to search for statistics based on crime types such as:
- Breaking and Entering
- Sexual Offenses
- Registered Sex Offenders
- Property Crimes Theft
- Theft of a vehicle
- Theft from a vehicle
The online crime map will be updated several times a day with officer-written reports from not only the HCSO but partner law enforcement agencies such as all eight constable precincts.