Overall, the news about crime in Virginia is generally good. Since 2014, the state’s crime rate has decreased by over 13%. The crime rate in Virginia is 35% less than the national average and 37 states have a higher crime rate. Property crimes account for 89% of the crimes committed in Virginia – leaving violent crime just 11% of the state’s total crimes. But like any state, there are certain areas in Virginia that tend to have higher incidents of criminal activity.
The Virginia criminal defense attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., understand the serious nature of criminal charges and we provide our clients with the most comprehensive defense that the law allows.
Most cities have places that are relatively free of crime and also some areas that tend to be more prone to criminal activity. The cities in Virginia with the highest rates of crime each are also credited with some very positive attributes.
The category of violent crime includes the crimes of aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder. Virginia law enforcement reported 17,753 violent crimes in 2019 – the 6th lowest total in the nation. As is true across the US, the least violent crimes are committed more frequently than the most violent crimes.
At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., we find it encouraging that our state’s crime rate is going down and we continue to have less crime than most other states. However, crimes still occur in Virginia, and those who are charged with crimes are legally entitled to defend the charges. Our Virginia criminal defense lawyers believe in freedom and justice and the right to a thorough, competent defense for every person who is accused of a crime.
If you are facing criminal charges in the Western Tidewater and surrounding areas you have a lot at stake. Your legal defense is only as good as the attorneys you choose to work with. For a free consultation with a defense attorney from a trusted firm with over 70 years of experience, click here to contact us or call our office at 757-517-8956.