Nobody leaves home hoping to be the victim of violence or violent crime, and of course violent crime can also occur at home. Violent crimes can happen anywhere and it is important to know what to do if you are the victim of a violent attack.
Daniel Simon is an expert in the area of violent crime litigation and can help you receive just compensation for damages, pain and suffering. Schedule your free consultation today.
Facts on Violent Crime Rates
Here are the violent crime rates in the United States for the year 2011, with the type of crime followed by the rate of reports per 100,000 citizens:
Forcible Rape: 26.8
Aggravated Assault: 241.1
Violent Crime: 386.3
Approximately 4 in 1,000 people in the United States will be the victim of a violent crime each year.
Those odds may be low, but there is no guarantee that you won’t be one of the unlucky four who fall victim to violent crimes. Still, it doesn’t mean we recommend you should start running around at 3AM waving your purse in the air. Obviously there are innumerable factors that increase or decrease your likelihood to be a victim: where you live, where you travel, the company you keep, and how safety conscious you are. That noted, sometimes violence is an unavoidable part of life. Of course you want to control what you can, and the first thing you can control is where you live.
Violent Crime & the Home Hunt
Of course not every city shares the same crime profile, and profiles vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Trulia.com offers a very useful resource for people looking to rent or buy a home: a map with a crime “heat” index and special breakdown for violent crime. These statistics can also be found as a matter of public record in the city where you are looking to rent or buy, so if you’re in the housing market, this is definitely a step you’ll want to take.
If It Ever Happens
Violent crime is, by its very nature, traumatic. You’ll want to work with somebody who understands and who will be able to treat you humanely as you work through the trauma and pursue justice. A victim of violent crime attorney in Las Vegas should have proven experience in cases similar to yours. So when looking for an attorney, make sure you ask about the experience they have and the last few cases they took to trial. Law, like any craft, is a skill that requires practice to be maintained, so make sure you’re hiring a lawyer who’s active. At Simon Law Group our lawyers are able to help. We are here for you if you are a victim of a crime, or are in need of a bus accident attorney. Give us a call today at (702) 364-1650, or contact us and schedule a consultation.