Most Common Crimes in America
When it comes to crimes considered in America many people are quick to assume the worst are at the top. Well, for better or worse, rape and murder don't make the list of the top 5 crimes in America, yet anyway. The crimes below, in no particular order, are some of the most common crimes that do frequent the most committed crimes in America. If you or someone you know has been arrested for one of these crimes you're likely eligible for bail, giving you an opportunity to work with a lawyer to get your case in order from outside of your jail cell. Let's look at these crimes and see what they mean.
Larceny, theft and burglary make up about 9,000,000 reported crimes together. While each of these crimes are similar, they do have their differences. If you steal something from someone's home you're likely to be charged with one or more of these crimes.
Aggravated assault is defined as an attack intended to injure another person. It may or may not involve the use of a weapon. A person may be charged with assault if they participate in a fist fight or if they threaten someone with a knife or gun.
Shoplifting or other thefts of items of small value often result in petty theft, generally a misdemeanor charge.
Robbery, another property crime, gets a category of its own because it is also a violent crime. Robbery includes stick ups and mugging, as well as any other type of theft in which a person is harmed or threatened. Robberies make up as much as 3 percent of reported crimes in the United States.
One of the most common crimes that is committed all across the country is driving under the influence. If you ever intend to drink be sure that you have a sober ride home. Paying a few dollars for a taxi is a lot less expensive than $10,000 for a lawyer and the possibility of doing jail time.
If you or someone you care about has been charged with one of these crimes or another and you need to post bail in San Rafael or elsewhere in the area be sure to reach out to 5 Star Bail Bonds. We offer bail bonds for all types of crimes. To learn more or to request a San Rafael bail bond give us a call at (415) 479-4800 day or night.
5 Star Bail Bonds Blog
Written By Brian Corey
Published By MORBiZ
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