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Areas to Avoid / Crime, Houston: 24 reviews and 12 photos

  Houses on Elgin St, near UH, Houston, Texas
by XenoHumph

I do not know all the areas that could be dangerous in Houston because of crime (assault, burglary, drug...). Here are the ones I know of:
- I certainly would not walk around at night alone in the neighbourhoods surrounding the University of Houston campus although it is getting better now and will probably improve with the new tramway line being built.
- Eastern Houston, especially some areas near the Houston ship channel
- Southwest side: gang related activity at night at appartment complex on South Gessner below Bissonnet ( police district 17)
- 4th ward also called Freedmen's Town used to be dicey, but last time I went, there are so many new condos, townhouses (destroying the quaint houses) that it looks very gentrified!

For more precise info, you can check district by district in the following websites:
- Houston police crime monthly statistics
- Sex offenders database

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2013
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