In the city of Houston, crime is somewhat common. In data collected from
2011, there were 198 murders in the city of Houston, meaning that there
were 9.2 murders per 100,000 individuals in the city. There were also
771 cases of rape that were reported that year, and 8,054 robberies. There
were 765 cases of arson, which is the act of setting fire to buildings
deliberately to cause damage. As well, there were 12,281 auto thefts and
11,869 reported cases of assault. The most common crime in the city of
Houston in 2011 was theft in general, with 68,596 reported cases.
In 2010, there were more murders than in 2011, and there were less rape
cases. As well, there were more robberies, more
assaults, more burglaries, more
thefts, more auto thefts and more
arson cases. This shows that the Houston police department and other authorities
are working very hard to reduce the crime rate in this city. While this
is a noteworthy accomplishment, crime is a terrible thing and the government
continues to fight to reduce the numbers for this year and years to come.
That means that sometimes law enforcement can be over-zealous to find
offenders, and may falsely arrest Houston citizens.
If you have been charged with a crime, you want an aggressive
Houston criminal defense lawyer on your side right away. Attorney Martinez is a former prosecutor who
knows many individuals in the Houston court system and understands both
sides of the law. He is more than willing to take on your case and help
you work through the charges that you are currently dealing with. Don't
wait to get help, contact the firm right now and receive a
free initial consultation where you can discuss the details of your case confidentially.