Where to find local crime stats?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by mmmTang, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. mmmTang

    mmmTang Member

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    Where can I find stats for local and metro area crime? I've got someone close to me who just doesn't think it could happen to her b/c she likes her neighborhood. When I show her horror stories from national news I get the standard denial stance, "But that happened there and not here. Stuff like that doesn't happen around here to people like me. Quit trying to scare me." And I'm made out to be a nutbar for carrying. Like I said, this person is close to me, so I'd like to back up my arguments with real, local substance.
     
  2. Claire

    Claire New Member

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    you can try this but I don't think its very current
    http://www.city-data.com/

    also - I think Cherokee prints a local weekly paper listing some of the weekly arrests - perhaps the county where she lives has some sort of crime stats in a local paper
     

  3. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Ah, beat me to it on that link.
     
  4. tace

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  5. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Any luck convincing her yet?
     
  6. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Looking at the APD stats shows one o fthe reasons I live in Cumming. In every category, any given month in the City of Atlanta has more crime than any given year in Forsyth County (using DOJ stats for Forsyth County).
     
  7. ptsmith24

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    In 2003:

    4.2 murders per 100,000 in Statesboro;
    34.6 murders per 100,000 in Atlanta.

    In 2004:

    0.0 murders per 100,000 in Statesboro;
    20.9 murders per 100,000 in Atlanta.
     
  8. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    The comparison is about the same. I would look up my hometown of Memphis on the DOJ site, but I'm scared that if I did, I may never go home for a visit again. :shock:
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  10. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Curiosity got the best of me......


     
  11. ptsmith24

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  12. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    DC

    City Population: 563,384

    Murder: 248
    Forcible Rape: 273
    Robbery: 3,836
    Aggravated Assault: 4,482
    Burglary: 4,670
    Larceny or Theft: 17,362
    Car Theft: 9,549
    Arson: 0
    Data Source:
    2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
     
  13. ptsmith24

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    DC's "crime index" is lower than Atlanta's. Not sure what the calculation for it is, though.

    In 2004:

    Statesboro Crime Index: 287.9
    Atlanta Crime Index: 934.1
    D.C. Crime Index: 675.2
     
  14. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    But Mayor Fenty is keeping the city safe by fighting for the gun ban! :lol: Well, no matter, I am thankful he is fighting . . .
     
  15. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    In 2005 Memphis hit 962.8

    I'm glad that I left in '91.
     
  16. tace

    tace New Member

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    The thing about the Atlanta crime numbers is that they are very misleading. We are assuming that all those crimes are commited by those 400,000+ residents. I can tell you from experience that the crimes that get included in those stats, many times include ppl who don't officially live in the city limits of Atlanta. Victims and perps alike.

    That's not to say that Atlanta is a safe city but you couldn't pay me enough to live in Cummings (or Woodstock like before) if I am working downtown Atlanta. It literally shortens my life by over 2 hours a day.
     
  17. fallison

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    Comparing Memphis and Atlanta, Memphis has more aggravated assault but less murder. Does that mean they are worse shots in Memphis?