This Storm May Lower Houston's Crime Rate!Wish I could take credit for this, but Little Duke has the honors!
We were visiting by phone a few minutes ago (He lives in Jacksonville, and I in Tampa) as he checked here about our daughter who lives in Houston. They are fine as she, hubby and grandkids made it to Austin for a long weekend.
Little Duke commented that the storm will probably reverse the impact of Katrina. In that storm thousands were bused to Houston where Houston's crime rate rose and has stayed up. Thus, he reasons, now that Houston has been hit perhaps many of the NO natives will return home, taking the crime hike with them.
There is probably more truth to that than Little Duke even knows.