Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 5:45 am
At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, one man was injured and two were detained after a burglary that turned into an assault at a Spring apartment complex.
According to reports, the incident occurred at the ARIUM Spring Crossing Apartments in the 21500 block of Spring Plaza Drive near Spring Stuebner Road. Two men, 23-year-old Patrick Griffin and 22-year-old Marcus Moffett, broke into an apartment and attempted to rob the place, but then the resident caught them when he returned home after receiving an alert on his phone from his home alarm system. The moment the resident got inside, Griffin and Moffett physically assaulted him. The homeowner may have possible broken ribs because of this assault.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the homeowner. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is affected by an assault, especially one that is a result to a robbery. According to the statistics provided by the Bureau of Justice, the rate of robbery victimizations rose from 1.7% per 1,000 residents (age 12 or older) to 2.3% per 1,000 in 2017. Additionally, the portion of American residents who had been a victim of violent crime increased from 0.98% in 2015 to 1.14% in 2017. This increase is said to be primarily driven by an increase in simple assault, which is defined as an attack without a weapon resulting in either no injury, minor injury (i.e. bruises, black eyes, etc.), or in undetermined injury requiring less than 2 days of hospitalization.
Furthermore, the number of victims of violent crime is reported to have increased as well. In 2015, 2.7 million people (age 12 or older) had been victims to violent crime, and this increased to 2.9 million in 2016 and to 3.1 million in 2017.
Getting assaulted can be traumatic to the victims and their their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in cases like these. So, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
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