HOUSTON --New statistics are out when it comes to 2010, and they show there were fewer murders in the county last year. The sheriff's office says there were 65 murder cases in the un-incorporated parts of the county in 2010. That's down from the 87 cases in 2009. Of the 65 cases last year, detectives solved 77 percent of them.
There's also been no recent spike in overall violent crimes in Harris County.