AUSTIN (KXAN) – There has not been a shooting on Sixth Street in months, the Austin Police Department said in the Downtown Safety Forum Thursday.
The Downtown Austin Alliance will provide its monthly update on safety concerns Thursday.
The Alliance will also provide results of a May 3 count of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness downtown. According to the Alliance, it saw “a significant decrease” in people experiencing unsheltered homelessness downtown over 2022.
APD said rape and robbery in the area was about the same as they were last year, murder is down and there was more pickpocketing. Furthermore, there were more aggravated assaults compared to low-level assaults, which police said were decreasing.
Police said they are continuing to monitor Sixth Street to make sure people are checking for weapons and using Halo cameras to help officers.