2007 Crime Stats for Atlanta

After the recent kidnapping in my neighborhood, I wrote this little post about whether Atlanta is safe or not, and what parts of Atlanta are safer than others. Mostly it became a post about public perception of the most dangerous neighborhoods in our fair city; I had a bitch of a time finding any meaningful data comparing crime rates for various areas in the city over a period of time.

Leave it to Creative Loafing’s Andisheh Nouraee to sniff out some more solid information about Atlanta crime statistics, though; He gives Atlanta crime statistics for the year 2007 (so far) a closer look on the Fresh Loaf blog. Check it out.

Atlanta’s 2007 Crime Wave

6 Comments so far

  1. FireBrand (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 2:05 am

    I wonder what could be the cause of this?


  2. Annie (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

    Perhaps it is criminals committing crimes.

    Just kidding. I know that there is much discussion (including a Creative Loafing piece) on the mismanagement of the police force.


  3. Maigh (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

    GAH! I’m not looking at the stats. I’m not looking because I don’t want to know and I’m not looking because my vehicle was broken into/vandalized five times in two years and I only reported it twice. My neighbors? About the same as me and they never reported it. Sometimes you just get too tired to bother and it skewes the numbers (which is tragic in and of itself).

    As for me, I freaked out a smidge when a guy was nabbed & carjacked pulling into his loft on Sampson (IP/OFW) a year ago and the brainiacs who took his vehicle got his cell. They went into his address book and called “Dad” asking for ransom. Too bad the kid had already called dad.

    Point being, I am a petite flower who lived on that block, alone, and I. Didn’t. Like it.

    As an aside, none of this helps me with my argument for the man and I to move back in town. :)


  4. Annie (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 8:20 am

    Maigh, in the future, all of my posts will be written with an eye towards achieving the goal of you and the man moving back in. My apologies. :-)

    Seriously, though – report crimes! It helps.


  5. karan (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Hi,

    I’m moving to Atlanta pretty soon. How safe are the trains ? And, how safe are the North Ave and Vine City neighborhoods ?

    Thanks


  6. Annie (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

    Hi, karan – I honestly don’t know how safe North ave is of late. I do not hang out there a lot. I would say it probably depends on where on North ave you live. HOpefully some other people will post some helpful info for you. Where are you moving from?



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