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Roseville crime report has both good and bad points

Statistics can make a big difference in the criminal justice system here in California. All kinds of different parts of the judicial system depend on statistics, like, for instance, statistics that tend to prove or disprove whether or not a specific program is working. For example, probation departments across the country look at recidivism rates - the rate at which probationers re-offend - to determine whether or not they are taking the right approach to probation supervision.

Statistics are important, and one recent report for the Roseville area had a little bit of good news and bad news. The good news was that violent crime dropped by 9 percent in Roseville during the 2013 calendar year. The bad news however, was that property crime in the area rose by 1 percent. In comparison to the rest of the state, the overall crime rate in the city remains a fair bit lower than the state average.

Violent crimes don't always involve a gun or some other type of weapon, but many do, and law enforcement officials take weapon-related crimes very seriously. The fight over gun control legislation in America has received a great deal of attention in the news media over the last couple of years, so instances of violent crimes involving firearms are getting extra scrutiny in the press.

When a California resident is facing a weapons charge, they will not only need to fight their case in court, but they may also need to fight in the court of public opinion. And with the public opinion, in California at least, seemingly turning more and more against firearms, that fight can be a hard one to win without the right strategy in place.

Source: Merced Sun-Star, "Violent crime down, shoplifting up in Roseville," Bill Lindelof, Jan. 31, 2014

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