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Violent crimes in Houston decreased dramatically in 2010

Posted on September 21st, 2011 No Comments

An analysis of the FBI’s annual report on crime shows that violent crimes decreased dramatically in 2010.  Compared to 2009, violent crime in Houston was 12 percent lower last year.  Also, officials note that property crimes decreased by 4.6 percent in 2010.

Police Chief Charles McClelland described the drop in violent crime as “unprecedented” and said that crimes have continued to decrease in the first half of this year.

Violent crime was also shown to have decreased in several cities near Houston last year.  These cities include Katy, Pasadena, Humble, Santa Fe, Texas City, Pearland, League City, Bellaire, Baytown, and La Marque.  In Sugar Land, Nassau Bay, Cleveland, Missouri City, and Kemah, violent crimes increased in 2010.

If you or someone you know has been charged with assault or another criminal offense, contact the Houston assault defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 to speak with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers today.

Violent crimes decreased in 2010

Posted on May 23rd, 2011 No Comments

This morning, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials announced that violent crimes decreased in 2010.  The FBI gathers its data from 13,007 police department in the United States.

In total, violent crimes decreased by 5.5 percent across the country in 2010.  Furthermore, all four types of violent crime decreased.  Aggravated assaults decreased by 3.6 percent, forcible rapes decreased by 4.2 percent, armed robberies decreased by 9.5 percent, and non-negligent manslaughters decreased by 4.4 percent.

Within the different types of city groupings, cities with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 residents saw the largest drop in violent crimes of 6.9 percent.

If you have been charged with assault in Houston, contact the Houston assault defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 today.

Police officer assaulted at Waffle House

Posted on November 15th, 2010 No Comments

Last Friday, a police officer that was not wearing his uniform was assaulted at the Waffle House on 1015 Texas 6 near Katy Freeway.  The officer was assaulted when trying to stop two men from interacting with a woman at the restaurant.

The incident occurred just after 3 A.M. in west Houston when two men entered the restaurant.  The men reportedly verbally harassed a woman until she stood up and told them to leave her alone.  The men pushed her down and the off-duty officer attempted to intervene.  One of the men then punched the officer in the face.

The men quickly ran out of the restaurant and left in an unidentified car.

The Houston assault defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer are here to help defend you if you have been charged with assault or other criminal offenses.  Contact us today at 713-523-0404 to set up an appointment to discuss your defense.