Houston Matters

Is Houston a Safe Place to Live and Work?

How do you determine where Houston is a safe place to live, work or walk around? A 2013 poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index said that 63 percent of Houstonians feel safe. That’s lower than the national average of 72 percent. And according to the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, crime as a number one […]

How do you determine where Houston is a safe place to live, work or walk around? A 2013 poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index said that 63 percent of Houstonians feel safe. That’s lower than the national average of 72 percent. And according to the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, crime as a number one concern rose by 7 pecent from 2012 to 2013.

We consider the notion of safety in Houston, as we talk with Rania Mankarious, Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston. We also explore what motivates our perception of safety with behavioral psychologist Michael Winters.

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