A report issued by the Pasadena Police department showed a decline in the number of criminal incidents that occurred in the area in the recent months. According to the report, from March 2019 to April 2019, the number of crime incidents fell 13.8%, from 333 criminal incidents to 287 criminal incidents.
The offenses that experienced the largest decline were theft and burglary—"Theft fell from 151 reported incidents in March to 127 in April…Burglary incidents went from 98 to 77 for the month, or about a 21 percent decrease. Burglary reports are down even more from a year ago.” Other crimes to experience a decrease included robbery, stolen vehicles and domestic violence and no homicides were reported.
Studies have shown that crime trends frequently follow patterns from year to year “based on seasons and other local events.” This recent decrease in incidents and arrests is certainly welcome, though as we head into summer months, there tends to be in increase crimes—whether it's the longer days or increase in tourists and travelers, there traditionally is a surge of crimes like theft and burglary during the summer. In California, theft and burglary can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the severity, and a conviction for either of these crimes can lead to jail time and other unwanted consequences.
What do you do if you get arrested?
If you are arrested for a crime in Pasadena or another Southern California city, you should get in touch with the Kann California Defense Group immediately. Everyone has a case worth fighting—we take an aggressive hands-on approach to your defense and will make sure your rights are protected. A criminal conviction can have a lasting negative impact on your personal and professional life, and we will work to limit or completely eliminate that impact. Contact us today for a free case consultation at (888) 744-7730.