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Old 03-11-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Charlotte, the city you live in has much much lower crime and murder rate.
Part of that has to do with their city limits encompassing way more "suburban areas". But yea, we could stand to do better.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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In 2009, there were 80 homicides, which was the lowest dating back to 1963. 88 in 2011, 85 in 2012, & 84 in 2013. A quick search doesn't turn up how many homicides were in 2014, I'd be interested to know, but the point is homicides are down tremendously, even as population skyrockets.

A good majority of the homicides occur in the zones ones would assume, with the majority of victims being black. The point of these facts are that the number of homicides don't tell a story of how safe the rest of the city is. I think everyone wants the city to be safer, ideally with no murders, but to extrapolate data driven by a few areas to define the entire city would be naive.

The fact that this murder is such a shock speaks volumes about the reality of crime in most of Atlanta, or lack there of.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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The fact that this murder is such a shock speaks volumes about the reality of crime in most of Atlanta, or lack there of.
Interesting point.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:10 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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In 2009, there were 80 homicides, which was the lowest dating back to 1963. 88 in 2011, 85 in 2012, & 84 in 2013. A quick search doesn't turn up how many homicides were in 2014, I'd be interested to know, but the point is homicides are down tremendously, even as population skyrockets.
Google turned up 90 homicides for '14.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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This is a tempest in a teapot... the alarm in the thread that is. I would say the Disco Kroger started the trend of nicknaming the local Krogers. Someone had a thread with all the nicknames recently. Don't know why Kroger gets singled out and not other grocers... or other chain businesses of any kind. But to close the store or call on authorities to change something that is part of the local lore (dark humor lore to be more specific) is silly.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: O4W
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I love Kroger because they are open 24/7. I live shopping at 3am
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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This thread is getting ridiculous. Why should an isolated incident dictate where a business should and should not operate? I feel hysteria starting to rear its head here.
I agree with this.

I shopped there at least 3 times a week for many years on my way home from work when I wanted to take a break from traffic. Never had anything unpleasant happen there.

I wonder if people keep tabs on how many murders take place at other grocery stores in the metro. I have heard of people being killed at Walmart before especially yet I have never heard of a "Murder Walmart."
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I agree with this.

I shopped there at least 3 times a week for many years on my way home from work when I wanted to take a break from traffic. Never had anything unpleasant happen there.

I wonder if people keep tabs on how many murders take place at other grocery stores in the metro. I have heard of people being killed at Walmart before especially yet I have never heard of a "Murder Walmart."
None of your walmarts has a history like Murder Kroger
Murder Kroger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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...for the last 2-3 years, it's been on the rise after decreasing constantly for decades. That's not a good trend. Look at APD Crime files if you want more information.

Here are the recent homicide stats for Zone 6 (where this Kroger and most of the O4W are located):
2009 - 8
2012 - 8
2013 - 13
2014 - 5
2015 - year to date there have been 2, including this Kroger murder.

So muder in the area has certainly not been "on the rise" as you state. In fact, the population of the O4W has been going up drastically for the past few years, so per capita the numbers are even lower now.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:59 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Bringing up Murder Kroger is just the cool thing to do if you live near it. It gives that person a little street credit lol. It's the cool thing to say. Instead of saying you are going to Kroger say you are going to Murder Kroger has a better ring to it.
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