I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
The number of murders in Houston dropped significantly last year to its lowest level in nearly 50 years:
269: Number of murders in Houston in 2010
195: Number of murders in Houston in 2011 through Dec. 30
27.5: Percentage that murders in Houston decreased from 2010 to 2011
"Houston will likely finish 2011 with the lowest murder count the city has seen in nearly 50 years, preliminary Houston Police Department figures show.
HPD recorded 195 murders for the year as of Friday, a 27.5 percent decrease from the previous year's total of 269. The preliminary figure doesn't yet include the death of a 27-year-old woman who police believe was killed in her west Houston apartment on New Year's Eve.
As long as the 2011 total remains below 200, it would be the lowest since 1965, when 139 people were killed, said HPD homicide division Capt. David Gott.
Houston homicides take a sharp tumble - Houston Chronicle
Considering the number of convicted murderers along with their victims and body count, I'd say Texas is kinda...slipping...and it wouldnt be a bad idea to step it up a bit.
List of male murderers | Texas, USA | Murderpedia
For people that think the death penalty is not a deterrent...ask yourself one question...In or out of the prison system,,,how many more victims did those 500 people cause after they were executed?