Cincinnati Violent Crime: A 2014-2015 Statistical Comparison
In Cincinnati, Ohio, there are many laws surrounding violent crimes. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crimes represent one of the two categories of Part 1 crimes — robbery, aggravated assaults, forcible rape, and murder.
When facing such a charge, the Law Offices of Steven R. Adams and other legal professionals noted that it is important to know the statistics of these violent crimes as well as their corresponding consequences. The details below represent a comparison of statistics from 2014 and 2015.
In the third quarter of 2014, robbery cases in Ohio reached 2,461. Exactly a year after, this went up to 2462 or a 0.04% increase. Cincinnati’s records state that for the third quarter of 2015, compared to that of 2014, it increased by 3.3%. From 2014’s 360 cases, it went up to 372 cases.
About 86 cases of murder occurred in the state in 2014, but it skyrocketed to 114 in 2015, representing a 32.6% increase. Nearly 15 of the 2014 cases happened in Cincinnati, while 11 took place in 2015.
As for aggravated assault in Ohio, a total of 2,548 cases took place in 2014 and 2,662 occurred in 2015. This represents a 4.5% increase. About 411 of these happened in Cincinnati back in 2014, while 434 occurred in 2015. This represents an increase of 5.6%.
A total of 538 cases of forcible rapes happened in Ohio in 2014. In 2015, this jumped to 553 or a 2.8% increase. About 56 of the 2014 cases happened in Cincinnati, while 59 took place in 2015. This means that the crime rate had a 5.4% increase.
This 2016, these numbers may or may not increase. It all depends on whether people in Ohio will learn from their and other's mistakes or will continue with their bad ways. Of course, if you're not guilty of such acts, it is important to seek the help of a violent crime lawyer to increase your chances of receiving a favorable decision from the court.