About Us


The Glenda Gordy Research Center is housed within the Safe Community Institute at Crime Stoppers of Houston. For many years, Houstonians have expressed a need for an easily accessible, and user-friendly place for crime statistical data in the Greater Houston Area. In our quest to be a solution focused organization, we launched The Glenda Gordy Research Center with the purpose of cohesively reporting on crime statistics so that the public has a transparent view of the criminal justice system in Harris County.

The Center not only provides easily digestible crime statistics, but also incorporates an educational center where people can learn about common terms used within our justice system, the roles and responsibilities of local leaders, and more. Our hope for the Research Center is that it will be an all-new kind of resource for community members of all kinds.

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What You Will Find

We have chosen to focus our efforts on felony level offenses that we have fit into 6 categories: Homicide, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, and Human Trafficking. Each of these categories includes many different offenses which you can learn more about via our “terminology” section.


Who is Crime Stoppers of Houston?

Through active collaboration, citizen empowerment and educational outreach, Crime Stoppers of Houston is leading the Nation with innovative crime prevention programming to keep our communities safe. Established in the early 1980’s as solely a Tip Line Program, Crime Stoppers remains committed to its mission to solve and prevent serious crime in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal justice system, and now offers a robust public safety program that is reaching millions each year. In 2017, the non-profit opened the doors to the first-ever Crime Stoppers headquarters in the world.

Focused on finding crime-fighting solutions, the organization recently expanded its Safe Community Program into an Institute that now includes a Victim Services & Advocacy Program, a new Research Center and a podcast. Additionally, its Safe School Institute continues to provide critical school safety resources and trainings nationally. Learn more at crime-stoppers.org.

The Team

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CEO, Crime Stoppers of Houston
Sydney Zuiker


Director, Safe Community Institute
Tania Cruz

Tania Cruz

Director of Marketing & Communications
Sam Rind

Sam Rind

Data Analyst
Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes

Junior Data Engineer