Brian Dunlap was found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old 20 years ago in New Mexico, and today there is a new warrant out for his arrest. Crime Stoppers of Houston reported that Dunlap failed to register as a sex offender in Harris County resulting in a warrant being issued.
His previous conviction for the sex crime resulted in a sentence of two years of community supervision. His last know address was in the 5500 block of Kodiak in Spring. The warrant was issued by both Harris and Brazoria counties.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information regarding his whereabouts.
While Houston was recently rated as the 4th most dangerous city in Texas according to a study we completed, crime is still showing a downward trend in the city. The most recent crime statistics from City-Data.com show that the crime index for Houston in 2014 was 534.5, down 151.4 points from 2002.
While murders and rapes show a slight decline, the rate of arson’s across the city showed a seriously decline of almost half. In 2002, there were 1,696 arson crimes in Houston and that dropped to just 716 in 2014.
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Unfortunately the decline needs to be more significant across the board to alter Houston’s reputation for being a dangerous city. The Houston crime rate is still more than double the national average, with robberies showing the biggest gap.