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$2.6 million crime initiative, FAILS

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Law enforcement staffing goals have not been met in the first 50 days of a $2.6 million crime-fighting initiative in Harris County.

even crime hot spots, or micro-zones, were identified in the 24-page proposal. The plan was to have 96 deputies working overtime among hot spot areas for 120 days to reduce crime.The proposal even identified when crime had proven to be worst in each area when the deputies would step up patrols.Data obtained by ABC13 shows in the first 50 days deputies have:

  • 197 felony arrests
  • 173 misdemeanor arrests
  • Cleared 117 felony warrants
  • Cleared 334 misdemeanor warrants
  • Seized 108 firearms
  • Recovered 31 stolen vehicles
  • Issued 836 traffic citations
  • Gave 3,618 traffic warnings