While no part of town is immune, some neighborhoods are hit particularly hard by prostitution and the other problems that follow, including drugsrobbery and violence.
Only on Click2Houston will you find an interactive database of all prostitution -related arrests made in Houston in the past two years at the bottom of this story. By far, the No. She said she suspects one of the nearby pimps did it.
Luckily, no one was inside at the time of the shooting. Houston police acknowledged their uphill challenge in curbing this type of illegal activity.
James Dale. For women arrested on prostitution chargesthere is also a possibility of ending up in Safe Court, which the city runs as a diversion program.
Safe Court focuses on rebuilding shattered lives rather than on punitive measures. Space is limited to just 27 women.
Harris County logged arrests since In the county, prostitution leans more towards strip center spas than street corners. New tactics to curb prostitution revealed.
Police and prosecutors are trying a different approach to the age-old problem. To attack these so-called hot spots, police and prosecutors have shifted their focus; realizing there are two sides to this problem—those who sell sex and those who buy it.
In the last two years, Houston police arrested nearly 1, so-called Johns. Another shift in focus involves the organized crime aspect of prostitution; the human traffickers and pimps. Houston police logged of these arrests in two years.
Dale says the pimps and traffickers are the reason HPD now offers prostitutes a life-line after they are arrested. Both Dale and Musick say these new approaches were inspired after seeing constant prostitute roundups had little impact.
The goal now is to get these women off the streets permanently. Below you can search the streets around where you live and work to see if prostitution is becoming a problem in your neighborhood.
Here are the top five spots for prostitution-related arrests in Houston:. Houston's top prostitution hot spots.
Shannan Adler. Published: May 24, pm.