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Pastor Deckard weighs in as Houston surpasses 200 homicides

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As of Friday morning, HPD has responded to 202 homicides. At the same time last year, there were 148 homicides, a 36% increase year over year.

Despite the increase in homicides in Houston, one area of Harris County has been working to bring down their crime numbers. Community leaders in Greenspoint said it's been a concerted effort.

On the first Tuesday of every month, members of the community simply walk together for two miles.

"The purpose of it is this, as we're walking [and] talking, we're realizing what we're different in [and] we're also common in," said Pastor E.A. Deckard of Greenhouse International Church. "The common thing is for our community to be better. A unified community is a better community."

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