On Monday, January 11 of this year, the San Antonio Police Department in Texas reported to the Department of Public Safety in its annual uniform crime report that there were 94 homicides in the area in 2015. This number represents a decrease from 2014’s record high of 103 homicides, but an increase from 2013’s record low of only 71.
It’s important to note that not all homicides can be legally classified as criminal offenses. Some deaths may be considered “justifiable” if the perpetrator was defending his or her life.
There are a number of factors that may contribute to the number of homicides in a year. Some of the more common are drug or gang activity, but some people may be surprised to learn that factors such as the economy or bad weather can also prompt an increase in killings.
If you had been charged with a criminal offense such as homicide in Dallas, contacting a skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney right away will be an essential part of protecting your best interests. The legal team at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter represents clients who are facing a number of charges, and we will work to ensure that your rights are upheld throughout the legal process. Call (214) 845-7007 to speak to our team today.