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Old 11-24-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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I'm more surprised at the people here turning a blind eye to the increase of crime(espeically gun crimes) in Atlanta instead of at least acknowledging the problem. The "crime is worse somewhere else" excuse isn't stopping anything.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:27 PM
 
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There will always be crime. This is a safe city for the most part.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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I heard on the Radio that Atlanta was one of the poorest major cities in America??? I though the radio personality(carol blacmon) was lying...any truth to this?
It wouldn't surprise me. The strange thing is how bipolar it can be. Take a ride down West Paces Ferry then drive down English Avenue. You have the filthy rich and the dirt poor within a few miles of each other. You have areas on the west side of this city that look like something out of a West Virginia mining town except the inhabitants are black instead of white.

The middle/working class areas are small in relation to those I've seen in other decent sized cities.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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I'm more surprised at the people here turning a blind eye to the increase of crime(espeically gun crimes) in Atlanta instead of at least acknowledging the problem. The "crime is worse somewhere else" excuse isn't stopping anything.
The point of posting the new crime rankings is that they show there has not been an increase in crime, including violent crimes. The difference IMO is that instead of crime being concentrated in certain areas as, criminals are intentionally targeting areas across the city. If we're honest we can admit that a murder in Buckhead causes a lot more concern than one in Bankhead.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I live in Midtown/fairly close to where the Virginia-Highland incident happened. Does it make me nervous? Sort of... but I'm not giving up. All of us city folk need to ban together and not flee... we saw what "white flight" did to Atlanta many years ago and now us more "adventurous" people have been moving back into the city and trying to fix it up. We cannot let these thugs win by simply giving up and moving. I do think Mayor Reed is doing a decent job and I think he will continue to try to solve some issues facing the city (only time will tell) but the more of us that keep moving into the city, the more clout we have in city hall and hopefully one day we can vote people into office that aren't afraid to get tough.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Please be advised that the City of Atlanta is not a safe city!
(Surrounding areas are also crime ridden.)
It was once such a fine place to live,but,the ELECTED city officials have run the place into the ground. Poor money management,little care has been given to keep their fire & police force funded properly!
People are beaten & robbed,students murdered by idiots with guns,folks jerked from their cars,home invasions,shop clerks murdered for chump change!
Not a great place to live,trust me!
Not all of it is bad. On the north side, it is safe- in the Woodland Hills/Defoors area. Very little crime- about on par with the suburbs.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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I live in Midtown/fairly close to where the Virginia-Highland incident happened. Does it make me nervous? Sort of... but I'm not giving up. All of us city folk need to ban together and not flee... we saw what "white flight" did to Atlanta many years ago and now us more "adventurous" people have been moving back into the city and trying to fix it up. We cannot let these thugs win by simply giving up and moving. I do think Mayor Reed is doing a decent job and I think he will continue to try to solve some issues facing the city (only time will tell) but the more of us that keep moving into the city, the more clout we have in city hall and hopefully one day we can vote people into office that aren't afraid to get tough.
Absolutley, Mike! Those of us who live in town have way too much invested (and I don't mean just money) in our great city to let the bad guys win. This is a temporary problem, but we will fix it.


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Old 11-26-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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I'm more surprised at the people here turning a blind eye to the increase of crime(espeically gun crimes) in Atlanta instead of at least acknowledging the problem. The "crime is worse somewhere else" excuse isn't stopping anything.
The reason why people are saying crime happens everywhere is because, people make it seem like this is exclusive to just Atlanta.. They blow and exaggerate crime in this city.. Ive been in atlanta 7 years and I've never had run ins with crime and I believe there are thousands more who has the same testimony..
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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Atlanta is 25th "most dangerous city" according to CQ Press *| ajc.com
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Now I wouldn't go that far because even though there is less total crime, clearly there is still a crime problem in the city. What makes it more really troubling for people is that the crimes in recent years tend to be random, brazen, involve a gun and can happen anywhere. The reasons for that is that these teen and early 20's thugs are roaming about looking for opportunities to take advantage of and as soon as the police presence is boosted in one area, they target another neighborhood.
And once again, im still waiting on a list of major metro areas that DONT have violent crimes.
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