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Old 01-25-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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Per AJC today - Check out which ten metro Atlanta cities had the highest crime in 2008 based on the rate of all crimes per 10,000 persons. Some surprises here:

1. College Park
2. Atlanta
3. CHamblee
4. East Point
5. Forest PArk
6. Cumming
7. Jonesboro
8. Fairburn
9. Lilburn
10. Norcross
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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Other than perhaps Cumming, where are the surprises?
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Lilburn actually surprised me more than Cumming. If you have ever been to Cumming (Central Forsyth), then you know it's a mess.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Whew.... Powder Springs hasn't made the list yet! http://bestsmileys.com/excited/3.gif (broken link)

And FYI for folks - the map can be found here: http://projects.ajc.com/maps/metro/m...a-crime-rates/
And a detailed article here: http://www.ajc.com/news/metro-atlant...th-138067.html
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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According to the link Violent crime is down!
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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Dacula, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Grayson, Loganville, Budford not on the list
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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And let's not also forget that while those numbers tell one story, reality is backing up the assertions of many on this board:

FBI report: In metro area, violent crime down *| ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/fbi-report-in-metro-137659.html - broken link)

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In Atlanta, where the perception of crime might be worse than the actuality, the data could help quell some fears. According to preliminary figures, Atlanta had 672 fewer violent crimes in 2008 than in 2007. The city also had 24 fewer murders, 22 fewer rapes and 269 fewer robberies.

In August, in an article for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s editorial page, Pennington noted that in 2009 those numbers have continued to go down.

“Atlanta is without question safer than it has been in decades. Over the past five years, we averaged 109 homicides, the lowest since 1964-1968,” Pennington wrote. “Every week we analyze crime trends. In 2009, crime is down 10 percent.”
It's not perfect, I'm glad Pennington is gone, but the City of Atlanta is without becoming safer.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Arent
3. CHamblee
6. Cumming
9. Lilburn
10. Norcross
all suprises, being on the top CRIME list???
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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So, is it just the cities themselves that were ranked, or the mailing addresses?? If it is the mailing addresses, I am not at all surprised with Lilburn and Norcross. However, if it is the actual city, that's almost shocking, especially Lilburn. Does anyone know??
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Originally Posted by ericsonga View Post
So, is it just the cities themselves that were ranked, or the mailing addresses?? If it is the mailing addresses, I am not at all surprised with Lilburn and Norcross. However, if it is the actual city, that's almost shocking, especially Lilburn. Does anyone know??
Usually, it's based on crime that happens within an official city/town limits - though I don't see where it says this to 100% confirm it on that particular chart.
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