Situated in the Washington-Baltimore metro area, Prince George’s County is the second most populous county in the state of Maryland. Its county seat is the white-collar city of Upper Marlboro, and its largest city, Bowie, is ranked as the fifth largest city in the state of Maryland.
Prince George’s County is approximately 482.69 square miles, and is home to an estimated 890,000 people. Nearly 52% of Prince George’s County residents were female, and approximately 23% of its residents were aged 18 and under. Prince George’s County consists of an estimated 329,324 households, with a median household income of $73,623 – a figure that ranks slightly above the national average.
The County is home to a number of private sector employers, including UPS, Verizon and Safeway. It is also known for its public sector employment, which largely comes from the University of Maryland and Joint Base Andrews. Its central location to the greater Baltimore-Washington metro area provides Prince George’s County with a wealth of government jobs. Prince George’s County also has more female-owned businesses than the national average, topping the charts at 37.8%.
Many cities in Prince George’s County boast strong economies, including the county seat, Upper Marlboro, which sees nearly 90% of residents employed in white-collar jobs – a figure that continues to trend above the national average. The most common positions in Prince George’s County are office and administrative support, as well as business, finance and management occupations.
Although Prince George’s County remains one of the more affluent communities in the country, the region is not untouched by crime, with violent crimes occurring just as they do in other regions across the United States.
Violent criminal acts are categorized in four ways – rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, robbery, and aggravated assault.
In addition to the four major types of violent crimes, criminal offenses of a violent nature also include burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft.
Crimes of a violent nature involve force or the threat of force, and there were an estimated 1.1 million violent crimes in the United States over the last year.
Although violent crimes continue to be prominent issues in communities across the country, violent crime rates dropped to a five-year low in 2013.
If you or someone you know is being investigated for any one of these offenses, you need criminal defense attorneys who comprehend the complexities and nuances of these laws.
In Prince George’s County, Maryland, the law firm of Lotze Mosley, LLP has a team of experts that understand how to approach cases regarding violent crimes. We offer a free initial consultation to assess your case (202) 393-0535.
We are located at:
400 7th St NW #202
Washington, DC 20004