For many people, the holiday season is an enjoyable time. It is the time of year where people do more acts of kindness, spend time with family, and make fond memories. During this time however, some people make a poor call in judgment. For reasons not always clear, some folks commit criminal acts during this time of year. With that in mind, we at Kajioka and Associates, Attorneys at Law would like to share some of the most common crimes committed during the holiday season.
Theft, Shoplifting & Burglary During the Holidays
From a study performed by Allstate Insurance Company, it reveals that crimes tend to increase this time of year. There are many factors that drive people to commit these crimes. One of the top crimes committed during the holiday season is theft, as people will steal packages from the front porch after a delivery. Additionally, any wrapped gifts under the tree spark enticement, and homes are burglarized. Shoplifting is also among the most common crimes committed in lieu of the holiday season. Store employees are overwhelmed with the larger crowds of shoppers can help people disguise themselves in the crowds, allowing for easy pickings.
Holiday Identity Theft
Another common crime during the holiday season is identity theft. Shoppers are in full force and with the distraction of the hustle and bustle, their guard is down, allowing for individuals to purchase goods using your name and financial resources; debit cards, credit cards, and lines of credit.
DUIs & Holiday Drunk Driving
A big criminal offense during the holiday season is driving while intoxicated. A lot of merriment comes in holiday beverages. Too often after the spread of good cheer, people get behind the wheel intoxicated. On the other hand, there are some that find the holidays difficult to get through and turn to alcohol to whether the storm, choosing to drive soon thereafter.
Seasonal Crime Statistics During the Christmas Holidays
Many of the increased crime rates during the holiday season are due to thrill, perhaps the fact they can’t afford much, and then there is those that simply respond to the opportunity. No matter the why, the increase in crime during the holiday season exceptionally high. Though the above mentioned crimes top the list, there are several other crimes that are more common during the holiday season, and they include the following:
– Sexual assault
– Identity theft
– Fraud and scams
– Family violence
– Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
– Auto theft
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Greater Las Vegas, Nevada
During the holiday season, should you find yourself in trouble with the law, regardless if you are guilty or not, or to the whys, we at Kajioka and Associates, Attorneys at Law are readily available to represent you in court and help you get the most optimal outcome in accordance to the circumstances surrounding your individual case. Our skilled experts have the experience with criminal law and have the resources to achieve our goals. With Kajioka and Associates, Attorneys at Law on your side you can have confidence that we will do all we can to maximize your end result. Contact us today!