According to Michel Moore, the Los Angeles Police Chief, crime is on the rise in the city. Los Angeles is not alone with the uptick in crime. Across the country, violent crime is increasing and the trend does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
The United States in general tends to be a country that boasts high crime rates even with the substantial decrease in crime the country has experienced over the past couple of decades. In the U.S., the rate of crime that occurs is approximately 47.70 per 100,000 people.
If you have been arrested for a crime in Los Angeles, you are one of the many who have to figure out how to manage their criminal charges and beat them. To give you the best chance of securing the most favorable outcome for your case, it is imperative that you work with the most proficient and tactical Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys available.
The Manshoory Law Group only works with people who get caught up in the criminal justice system and solely focuses on providing efficient and strategic legal defense services. The California criminal defense attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group can help you after you have been arrested.
How Bad is Crime in Los Angeles in 2021?
June 2021 in Los Angeles has seen an increase by 50% in crimes where people were shot when compared to June 2020. So far, there have been 651 shooting victims reported in Los Angeles versus 434 the previous year. On a weekly basis, Chief Moore indicated that the city has on average, 27 shooting victims. It isn’t just the shooting crimes that are on the rise. All violent crimes in the city have been increasing. Violent crimes as a whole are up by 4.3%. Crimes that have not seen a jump included sexual assault and robberies.
Homicides were up with 162 taking place this year while the same period in the previous year had 129. The number of arrests that resulted from homicides in the city shot up to 51% more this year than last year. Aggravated assault crimes in Los Angeles also have escalated to 9.5%.
The Pacific, Southwest, and Hollenbeck areas had the most aggravated assault cases. The homeless population makes up a large portion of all the Los Angeles aggravated assault cases. This includes homeless individuals that are committing the crimes and those that are the victims of the offenses. Last, weapons charges rose by 83%.
The penalties and punishments that come with all of these crimes are severe in the state of California. It is possible for a defendant to be facing decades if not life in prison, hefty fines, and restitution to victims. Fighting such charges and trying to have them dropped or lowered is always the best approach for a skilled legal defender.
Speak with a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Your life and freedoms are on the line when you are charged with violent crimes in the state of California. If you do not have the right defense representing your interests, you could face maximum penalties. To have your case examined by the highly trained and accomplished Los Angeles violent crime attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group, please call (877) 977-7750. Your initial case evaluation is always free.