Times have changed and gone are the days when you can consider walking alone in the middle of the night or kids play out in the street with neighbors without being exposed to crime or suspicious activity that can result in dire consequences.
One of the biggest threats today is the increase in gun-related crimes, both syndicated and randomly committed.
Any criminal defense attorney Virginia Beach would agree that taking the necessary precautionary measures to avoid getting victimized by taking practical and conscious steps to prevent criminality.
Criminality is on the rise
Statistics have shown that in 2016, the United States saw the highest incidence of gun-related crimes in history since the 1960s. Criminality has gone to an all-time high and accounted for 38,658 people who did due to gun-related crimes.
There were 4,415 homicides of which 71 died as a result of random mass shootings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The worst of these random shootings that claimed a lot of lives were the 2017 random shooting during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. 58 lives were lost, all of who were having a great time enjoying the festival and thought nothing of the tragedy that would take their lives.
Guns and crime
A study published in the same year found a strong correlation between gun-related deaths and higher levels of gun ownership. Virginia Beach criminal law attorneys understand that gun crime can take the life of an innocent bystander at times when … Read MoreRead more