Recent statistics across Virginia and the nation indicate that the floundering economy is likely to stimulate growth in one sector: crime. Recently published FBI crime statistics show that last year property crime increased in Virginia. Larceny theft accounted for 77 percent of property crime statewide , 10 percent higher than the national average.
“Increases in property crime do tend to follow economic downturns,” said Debbie Roberts, a database administrator for the Department of Criminal Justice Services in Virginia. Continue Reading