Texas town sees crime drop by almost two thirds after firing police, hiring private security | Rare

“Sharpstown, Texas, a mid-size city near Houston, decided not to renew its contract with the local police department back in 2012. To replace them, the town hired a private security firm, SEAL Security Solutions, to keep the area safe.

The results have been remarkable. “Since we’ve been in there, an independent crime study that they’ve had done [indicates] we’ve reduced the crime by 61% in just 20 months,” said James Alexander of SEAL. He attributes the success to a larger force of officers and more time spent on patrol.”

http://rare.us/story/texas-town-sees-crime-drop-by-almost-two-thirds-after-firing-police-hiring-private-security/

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