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Old 09-24-2016, 09:08 AM
 
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I guess everybody knows this, but with all the ridiculous nonsense that's being floating by politicos, it's worth taking a moment to acknowledge our success.

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At the annual “Crime is Toast” breakfast on Aug. 30, Atlanta business community celebrated a 30 percent drop in crime within the city limits since 2009.

Part of that success can be attributed to the Atlanta Police Foundation, which raises private dollars to support crime-fighting initiatives not covered by city tax dollars. “Atlanta can not be a thriving business center if it’s not safe,” said Dave Abney, CEO of United Parcel Service, which was the “Chief” sponsor of the breakfast. Abney, who knows Atlanta is the signature city in the region, said the community has to be diligent because “the world is watching.”

Businesses have been supportive of Atlanta’s efforts to add security cameras, provide leadership training, creating housing opportunities inside the city for police officers and building a youth center on the Westside. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed highlighted a $1 million gift from GE on Aug. 26 that will go to public safety as well as the Atlanta Police Foundation’s $15.6 million capital campaign.

More...Atlanta leaders celebrate 30 percent drop in crime in city since 2009 - SaportaReport
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Maybe the thugs are moving to the suburbs. >

Video shows woman shooting at invaders during Gwinnett home invasion | WSB-TV

Thankfully this woman believed in her second amendment right and used it appropriately!
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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Murders are up about 20% in 2016, and have been going up every year since 2013. The rate of violent crime overall is lower this year, because most other categories of violent crime which are less serious but more frequent have lower numbers. At least your car is safer this year from auto theft and larceny.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Still an incredible amount of work to do in regards to corrections reform. We need to be locking up people who harm others for a while and those who commit petty crimes need to be offered something other than criminal college (i.e. Jail). I dunno, I'm just not impressed at all with the current state of crime and justice in Atlanta.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Murders are up about 20% in 2016, and have been going up every year since 2013. The rate of violent crime overall is lower this year, because most other categories of violent crime which are less serious but more frequent have lower numbers. At least your car is safer this year from auto theft and larceny.
Murders are up all over the country, while other violent crimes continue to drop. It's a phenomenon that criminologists and psychologists can't explain, other than we have a generation of young people that are completely bankrupt of morals, empathy or a sense of right and wrong and have been desensitized to the finality of death.

It also doesn't help that social media has turned millions of people into raging narcissists.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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Murders are up about 20% in 2016, and have been going up every year since 2013. The rate of violent crime overall is lower this year, because most other categories of violent crime which are less serious but more frequent have lower numbers. At least your car is safer this year from auto theft and larceny.
Overall the city is doing great, though, and most areas are very safe.



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Old 09-24-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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Maybe the thugs are moving to the suburbs. >

Video shows woman shooting at invaders during Gwinnett home invasion | WSB-TV

Thankfully this woman believed in her second amendment right and used it appropriately!
ep, they have to push them somewhere. South Dekalb county is ridiculous now.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Murders are up all over the country, while other violent crimes continue to drop. It's a phenomenon that criminologists and psychologists can't explain, other than we have a generation of young people that are completely bankrupt of morals, empathy or a sense of right and wrong and have been desensitized to the finality of death.

It also doesn't help that social media has turned millions of people into raging narcissists.



Oh boy. More hate on Millennials and Gen Z, wonderful.
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Murders are up all over the country, while other violent crimes continue to drop. It's a phenomenon that criminologists and psychologists can't explain, other than we have a generation of young people that are completely bankrupt of morals, empathy or a sense of right and wrong and have been desensitized to the finality of death.

It also doesn't help that social media has turned millions of people into raging narcissists.
They are so bankrupt of morals that they are leading the way of a world with less crime and not from a generation with more crime?
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Overall the city is doing great, though, and most areas are very safe.


Great find on the graphic Arjay!

Sometimes it is just too cold to commit crime too
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