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What makes a city dangerous? What makes it safe? Obviously, the amount of crime is a key factor, but is safety simply having a low crime rate?  How does the police department’s presence or lack thereof influence public safety?  Does it make a tangible difference?  The answer is difficult to quantify, but it’s probably a combination of both – along with dozens of other factors. We aimed to find the safest and most dangerous cities in Texas ( with populations over 100,000) by looking at three key factors: Crime Police Presence Community Socioeconomic factors. Detailed Findings – Crime Crime and Public Safety In…
Agency Population Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larceny Auto Theft Total ALDINE ISD PD Number of Offenses 0 0 4 7 15 63 3 92 Rate Per 100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Number of Clearances 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 8 Percent Cleared 0 0 25.0 57.0 13.0 2.0 0 9.0 Number of Arrests 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 9 ALIEF ISD PD Number of Offenses 0 0 6 39 4 44 7 100 Rate Per 100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Number of Clearances 0 0 0 7…
On March 19th, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez highly recommended the compassionate release of hundreds of prisoners from jail who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, Harris County felony judges have called for the release of approximately 60 people jailed for felony offenses – a drop in the bucket compared to the total number of prisoners in the county and state. Our criminal defense team believes in Sheriff Gonzalez’s efforts to curb the outbreak in our prisons, and we believe more should be down to ensure their safety in such troubling times. Why Release Prisoners During the COVID-19 Outbreak?…
Whether you find yourself in an altercation during a night out or a confrontation turns violent, you could face charges for assault after a physical fight. In Texas, assault can fall under a number of legal definitions, including assault with bodily injury. Different assault charges carry different penalties, ranging from misdemeanors that can result in fines and jail time to serious felonies that can lead to lasting repercussions on your personal and professional life. If you have been arrested, speak to a Houston assault attorney at the Law Offices of David A. Breston today. If you have been arrested or…
The use of illegal and recreational drugs occurs too frequently throughout the state of Texas, from homes to public parks and many other areas in-between. To protect vulnerable populations from exposure to these substances, Texas has established certain drug-free zones where law enforcement strictly prohibits the use and possession of a controlled substance. If authorities catch you with drugs in these zones, you could face serious penalties. What Is Considered a Drug Free Zone? A drug free zone is an area where law enforcement strictly prohibits the possession or distribution of illegal drugs and other controlled substances. As a result,…