Crime Stoppers anti-crime project revealed after over 600 Harris Co. murders in 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A who's who of law enforcement in the Houston area is appearing during a Crime Stoppers announcement Tuesday that reveals a new anti-crime project for the upcoming year.

Crime Stoppers of Houston says the initiative is coming in the wake of a grim 2021 that saw more than 600 murders recorded in Harris County, which was a 70% increase compared to 2019 numbers.

Crime Stoppers CEO Rania Mankarious led the announcement, with dignitaries from the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office also on hand.

Officials from the county's district attorney's office, commissioners' court, and the various county constables also attended.

ABC13's Mycah Hatfield is at the Crime Stoppers event. For updates and insight, follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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