There are a laundry list of reasons one can come up with, but the fact is crimes are committed in every city. Ours happens to have had a spike in burglaries and theft but are far short of the violent crimes that bigger cities such as San Francisco and Oakland have.
So what is the answer? More Police Officers? That costs an extraordinary amount of money to the tax payers. Unfortunately, harsh convictions seem to be the only answer to the problem. Harsh convictions can disenfranchise and even create criminals.
If you are facing criminal charges in San Jose, be warned that harsh sentences are being handed down in an effort to offset the rising crime rate. Again, this rise in crime is in burglary and theft. If you are facing these charges or any other criminal charges in San Jose, call us for a consultation. Don't let prosecutors balance the numbers by padding yours.