Charlotte Violent Crime Rates Decrease, Reflecting National Decline

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to a recent study, Charlotte had only 55 homicides in 2011, which is a record low in two decades for the Charlotte area. Charlotte's decline in homicides coincides with the national decline in violent crime across the nation. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the national violent crime rate has decreased by 13 percent over the past decade.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police attribute the decline to the fact they have become efficient in investigating and solving cases. In 2011, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police closed 89 percent of their cases, which is above the national average of 69 percent. In fact, only six of last year's crimes in Charlotte still remain unsolved. However, with the percentage of closure and the decrease in violent crime, officers have been able to devote more time to solving open cases.

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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