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A look at Ohio crime by numbers

Crime is a hot topic regardless of where you live.  Everyone wants to feel safe in their communities. According to the Ohio Law Enforcement Agency Uniform Crime Report, crime in Ohio has declined in 2007 from the previous year.

For 2007, with a population of 11,466,917 the Agency reports:

  • Violent crime – 39,360
  • Property crime – 396,209
  • Murder – 516
  • Forcible rape – 4,452
  • Robbery – 18,260
  • Aggravated assault – 16,132
  • Burglary – 98,508
  • Larceny theft – 263,922
  • Vehicle theft – 33,779

If you have been charged with committing a criminal offense in Ohio you should seek the advice from an experienced Columbus criminal lawyer as soon as possible. It would be extremely difficult if not impossible to represent yourself for such a serious charge.

Ohio criminal law is intricate and involved and requires a skilled criminal defense lawyer to navigate the system. Additionally, your criminal defense attorney will utilize their legal experience with similar cases and advise you of the best strategy that will yield a favorable outcome.

When you have been charged with a crime, retaining a skilled criminal defense lawyer from the start is vital to your case. Call the Columbus criminal defense attorneys of Yavitch & Palmer at 614-224-6142 or via our web contact form to arrange an appointment to discuss protecting your rights and preserving your freedom.

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