Who Commits White Collar Crimes?


Here on our blog, we write about white collar crime a great deal. From what to wear to your white collar crime hearing to how to choose the best white collar crime attorney, we’ve written about it in order to give our blog readers the most in depth understanding of the subject possible.

In today’s blog, we’re going to take it a step further and answer a common question—

“Who is committing white collar crimes?”

According to research done by Brandon Gaille, the idea of white collar crime “was a response to the concerns that law enforcement typically has with street crime, but not with crime that happens when people are in occupations that have a higher status.” Typically perceived as being victimless crimes, white collar crime didn’t get much attention until more recently.

Brandon Gaille goes on to note that “fraud and other forms of white collar crime cost US organizations more than $400 billion every year.”

His article contains a number of interesting statistics, but these were some of the most striking to us:

  • Men commit over three quarters of all white collar crimes and cost their companies more than four times the amount of money that women who commit the same white collar crimes cost their companies.
  • On average, companies in the United States lose almost $10 each day because of employee fraud.
  • The majority of the time, white collar crimes are committed in companies with fewer than one hundred employees, meaning small businesses are the ones likely to be taken advantage the most often.

What’s more is that out of all of the crimes that are reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, white collar crimes make up around 4%. It has also been estimated that a quarter of households in the United States will fall victim to some form of white collar crime at some point or another. Have you or a loved one experienced a case of stolen identity?

At the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, we know that just because you’ve been accused of committing a white collar crime, it doesn’t mean you are guilty. With so many instances of white collar crime here in the U.S., if you are facing trial, you need a good white collar crime lawyer by your side. That’s where we come in.

For over forty years, we have been defending people when they need help the most. White collar crime lawyer Robert J. DeGroot is an experienced trial attorney who knows the ins and outs of what you can expect at your hearing. When you need a criminal defense lawyer who will fight tenaciously to ensure that you get the resolution to your case that you’re hoping for, contact the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot. We have the experience it takes to stand up for your rights and ensure that you get the treatment you deserve.

A competent and aggressive staff of associates and paralegals will work hard to ensure that you get the best defense possible. When you need a white collar crime lawyer, contact the pros at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot!