The rates of all types of crime in Colorado have been going down every year for several years, and they continue to do so, according to the 2008-2010 Crime and Justice in Colorado report.
In 2003, crime rates in Colorado hit a twenty-year low, according to the report. The rate dipped again in 2005, and it fell an additional 6 percent between 2008 and 2009. The rate of violent crimes dropped as part of the falling overall crime rate, a pattern that has been copied in most states throughout the U.S. The report notes that homicides, or crimes involving the killing of a person in some way, have stayed steady at 150 to 200 incidents in Colorado each year.
In 2009, 186,030 arrests of adults were made in Colorado for a variety of suspected crimes. An additional 39,876 juveniles faced arrest in 2009. Both of those numbers represented a decrease from 2008, in which 190,499 adult Coloradoans and 46,395 juveniles in Colorado faced arrest.
An arrest or charge for any crime does not mean the person arrested or charged is guilty. It does mean that the arrested or charged person needs the help of an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we strive to build a strong case for each client, one that protects your legal rights and fights for the best possible outcome in your case. Call us today at (719) 475-2555 for a free, confidential consultation.