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Feeling Unsafe in Public Spaces
Violence has become an integral part of the American culture. Shootings, violent attacks and other crimes seem to be increasing every day. A recent news report conveyed some alarming statistics:
- From 2020 to 2022, there were about 650 mass shootings annually, averaging almost two a day
- Guns have become the biggest killer of children and teens under 18 in the U.S.
- Hate crimes in the U.S. rose 11.6 percent from 2020 to 2021, with nearly 65 percent of victims targeted for their race, ethnicity or ancestry
According to a Protection 1 report, a violent crime occurs every 26.3 seconds, which includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, and, FBI crime data indicates that some of the top spots for such crimes include:
- Parking garages/lots
- Convenience stores
- Gas stations
- Department stores, and
When a violent crime occurs on private property where an owner had a responsibility to protect visitors and patrons, you may be able to receive compensation for injuries related to the assault. Please contact us to discuss what happened and see if an experienced Philadelphia negligent security attorney can help.