Group says crime reduction effort in Sharpstown is getting results

HOUSTON - The Sharpstown Civic Association says their efforts are cutting down on crime in southwest Houston.  

The group announced the results of its 20-month crime reduction effort Thursday. According to the association, this year there were 92 burglaries in the area, compared to 162 last year. 

The group attributes the decrease to a private security patrol and proactive residents. 

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