December – January:
More DWI arrests, and others;
More College Students at Risk
says Fairfax Criminal Lawyer and Virginia Defense Attorney
I am convinced it matters not what you do; there are always trends. For most people, business trends tend to be seasonal. Trends I study as a Fairfax criminal defense attorney happen to be the same trends sociologists, criminologists, and government officials study, too. I am talking about public arrest records.
As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, as well as a citizen of Virginia, I care deeply about my community’s residents. Today, the helpful informatoin I want to share comes in the form of statistical data.
This post may be more important than others, because although as predictable as it is, it still could serve as a wake up call to alert young adults…instead of making a bad decision, perhaps reading this will inspire growth and self discovery.
We studied a total of 878 criminal charges in Fairfax County.
99% of these charges stem from December arrests, with a few in November and and several in early January, 2014. The relevant time period for purposes of this post is the time when college students are likely to be home from school for a month to six weeks…mainly December through mid-January.
Of every group we looked out (age categories consisting of 6 years), the college-aged adults were arrested the most. Out of all 878 charges, 236 implicated an adult between age 18 and 23.
Thus, this age group committed the most crimes (or, is alleged to have committed the most) at 27%
Age Group – Criminal Charges (out of 878)
- 24 to 29 – 203
- 30 to 36 – 141
- 37 to 42 – 103
- 43 to 48 – 48
- 49 to 54 – 65
- 55 to 60 – 46
- 61 to 66 – 15
- 67 to 78 – 16
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