Hundreds of people attended a town hall meeting with Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and others in law enforcement to discuss what they can do to prevent drug houses, home invasions, speeders and prostitution in Copperfield.
"Crime seems to have picked up a bit," said Bob Roth.
The father of two little girls said he moved to the community because it was safe and family-friendly.
"It was very much a shock when we found out about the brothels and everything else going up around here," said Roth.
A group of residents have formed the Copperfield Coalition, a non-profit incorporated organization that deals with topics that affect the community. Crime is at the top of the coalition's list.
"I am concerned about my kids and what is going on with the neighborhood and everything," said Roth.
Law enforcement officials told residents by getting involved, caring about your community and calling in crime tips, together they can make a difference.
"I would like to see a joint effort between the Sheriff's Office and Constable's Office, both precincts Four and Five," said Anthony Cecala, president of the Copperfield Coalition. "We can all work together and solve these crimes."