June 22, 2012
Newly released crime data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has shown a major increase in crime, and violent crime in particular, in several cities throughout six Southern California cities. Of all experiencing major increases, Ventura experienced one of the largest spikes with a 24% increase in violent crimes from 2010 to 2011, while the nation as a whole has seen a four percent drop in violent crime, as reported by NBCLosAngeles.com.
According to the FBI study, six California cities with populations greater than 100,000 saw large gains in the amount of violent crime happening within their borders. The FBI also produced statistics for murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson in addition to violent crime.
Ventura violent crime increased from 263 incidents in 2010 to 326 in 2011. Additionally, the city experienced an increase in forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.
California Penal Code Title 8 explains the categorization and possible penalties for all violent crimes within the state and consists of nine chapters, which contain sections 187 through 248. Violent crime includes homicide, mayhem, kidnapping, taking a person hostage, robbery, attempts to kill, felony assaults, false imprisonment, assault, and battery in California.
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Southern California, you may be facing years in prison upon conviction. As such, you need the experienced and skilled legal defense that Ventura violent crime defense attorney Daniel E. Kann can provide for you. For more information and a free consultation on your case, call the Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann today at (805) 290-4932.