Well you know somebody who has been to jail.
That is just a fact, as a matter of fact you
are in danger of going there yourself.
No Way You Say! Here are a few FACTS. Mostly Federal (FBI) Type Facts
Possession of Stolen Goods – Larceny / Theft
OK, here is the scenario: Guys says “look I don’t have any money but I’ll trade you my Remington 870 Shotgun for your play station. Sounds like a pretty good deal…unless the shotgun is stolen…or the play station for that matter. The one that has it in their possession is charged with § 18.2-108 – Receiving, etc., stolen goods. A. If any person buys or receives from another person, or aids in concealing, any stolen goods or other thing, knowing the same to have been stolen, he shall be deemed guilty of larceny thereof, and may be proceeded against, although the principal offender is not convicted. You will say “I didn’t know it was stolen”. You might be totally innocent but you will have to prove it in a court of law to a zealous and enthusiastic prosecutor. Now that’s a FACT.
The next most prevalent crime is burglary, another property crime. Starts Like This: “Hey Man I Know What We Can Do…” Burglary reports total around 2 million each year, making up about 18 percent of all crimes reported. Many of these crimes are drug related and drug motivated. If You Are Using, You Are Losing.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Thieves do a thriving business in stolen cars, apparently – there are more than a million stolen cars in the U.S. every year. Car theft accounts for more than ten percent of all reported crimes annually in the United States.
John Wayne would just now be getting out of jail if the standard for aggravated assault was then what it is now. Violent crime comes into the top 5 most common crimes in the United States at number four on the list. According to Princeton.edu, aggravated assault is defined as an attack with intent to cause grave injury to another, and can involve a weapon. With or without a weapon, aggravated assault accounts for about 7 percent of all reported crimes.
Robbery comes in at number five on the top five most common crimes in the United States. Robbery is not simple theft – it is a violent crime, and theft performed directly on a person or place. If you are ever mugged, that is robbery. A stick-up of a grocery or liquor store clerk is robbery. There are close to half a million robberies each year in the United States, and they account for about 3 percent of all crime.
Are you surprised at the most common crimes in the United States? Most people believe that murder and rape will fall somewhere on that top five list, but it has never happened. Violent crimes, while prevalent, are never as plentiful as the public thinks, and property crimes are much more likely to happen. So lock your doors and stay vigilant; you never know who might be waiting out there, and you don’t want to be part of the FBI’s statistics. But If you do get in trouble there is one person that can help… Bail Bonds VA.