Although serious crime in Colorado Springs had been steadily declining in recent years, 2010 marked an abrupt increase in serious crime reports from 2009. According to a news report in The Gazette, serious crime rose 12 percent from 2009 to 2010 and the number of crimes solved fell nearly 4 percent.
Serious crimes such as auto theft, burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny, and homicide rose anywhere from just less than one percent to 21 percent. These increases do not compare to that of the increase in the number of Colorado Springs police officers assaulted. In 2009, 29 officers were assaulted, but in 2010, that number rose by 59 percent to 46 reported cases.
There was change for the better is 2010, however. There were increases in most serious crimes, but incidents of rape in Colorado Springs dropped from 2009 to 2010. Reports of rape had increased 36 percent in the years between 2005 and 2009, but according to the latest statistics, 2010 saw an eight percent drop in the number of rapes from 2009. In addition to the decrease in rape incidents, statistics show that police were able to solve more rape cases, robberies, and aggravated assaults than in 2009. Also, the number of calls for help decreased by one and one-half percent from 2009 to 2010.
Serious crimes, or felony crimes, in Colorado Springs occur on a regular basis, though trends and numbers change from year to year. Being accused or charged with a felony crime is very serious. A proper defense is necessary to ensure that your legal rights are not being violated. The skilled Colorado felony crime defense lawyer, Timothy Bussey, of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., will build that proper defense and ensure that you are treated justly. Call today to learn more about how Mr. Bussey can help you at 719-475-2555.