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Old 03-19-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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It's all about Perception vs. Reality. The perception that those outside the perimeter have is one of intown neighborhoods dealing with perpetual crime. The reality is that most people who live in the city only deal with petty crime of opportunity. Having basic common sense tends to alleviate the majority of issues (ie, not leaving laptops or GPS in your car). The reality is that 90% of the assaults that take place in Atlanta are happening to people who for one reason or another decide to walk home alone at 3am from the bar, etc.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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^^^ Agreed.. Crime in Atlanta is highly overrated.. and this is coming from a Clayton resident of over 20 years smh. I think its used as a tool to provide investment opportunities for the fearless. I mean seriously think what happened after desegregation. Same game different name.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach,Florida
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No,the whole state is over rated. Been there,done that,not interested!
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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I was robbed by two gunmen at 1pm in East Atlanta on McPherson Ave. Something i will not/can't forget.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:04 PM
 
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No,the whole state is over rated. Been there,done that,not interested!
Why do you insist on posting in Atlanta threads if you stay in Daytona? Looks like someone is missing the good ole peach state haha
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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I was robbed by two gunmen at 1pm in East Atlanta on McPherson Ave. Something i will not/can't forget.
Very sorry to hear that. Hope you are okay.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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3-breakins at my place. GSU had a breakin to steal their Macs. They got replacements, and almost immediately there was another breakin to steal those Macs. Lots of crime.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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We haven't had too much trouble with crime over the years. Some car break-ins, theft of tools from the garage, and a burglary when we were out of town. We had a prowler once but we were able to deal with him.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Canton
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I think this quote from the AJC is interesting concerning Atlanta's crime:

"Atlanta was ranked for many years as one of the most violent cities compared to other cities or the nation. A more sophisticated analysis, carried out over several years, showed that on homicide, Atlanta actually ranked towards the bottom of cities with population larger than 250,000.

But even an examination of raw crime figures and crime over a period of almost 50 years reveals a trend common to the city, state and nation: Virtually all index crimes (violence, property) started to climb in the mid to late 1960s, peaked in the middle 1990s and have declined ever since, returning to levels of the mid to late 1960s.


The national crime rate, the Georgia crime rate and the Atlanta crime rate dropped significantly from the 1990s to date. Interestingly enough, while Atlanta’s crime rate has been higher than that of Georgia and the nation, its decline has been faster and larger by more than double that of the national figures.


Somehow, when crime goes up, it receives alarming media attention and quick finger pointing. When the trend reverses, it takes more time to acknowledge, and then, explanations are sought as to what brought about this change."


Going beyond crime stats | Atlanta Forward
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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Somehow, when crime goes up, it receives alarming media attention and quick finger pointing. When the trend reverses, it takes more time to acknowledge, and then, explanations are sought as to what brought about this change.
It's also important to note that crime is not evenly distributed throughout the city. The COA is a pretty big place, and some areas have very little crime. Most of the violent crime has occurred in limited parts of the city.
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