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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.
 

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Adam5 said:
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If you prefer to get it from the horse's mouth, here is the one for Atlanta PD

http://www.atlantapd.org/index.asp?nav=Stats
Looking at the APD stats shows one o fthe reasons I live in Cumming. In every category, the crime rate for any given month in the City of Atlanta is far worse than any given year in Forsyth County (using DOJ stats for Forsyth County).
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.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Adam5 said:
tace said:
If you prefer to get it from the horse's mouth, here is the one for Atlanta PD

http://www.atlantapd.org/index.asp?nav=Stats
Looking at the APD stats shows one o fthe reasons I live in Cumming. In every category, the crime rate for any given month in the City of Atlanta is far worse than any given year in Forsyth County (using DOJ stats for Forsyth County).
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.
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:
 

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

Atlanta, GA

City Population: 431,043

Murder: 149
Forcible Rape: 281
Robbery: 3,701
Aggravated Assault: 4,360
Burglary: 8,065
Larceny or Theft: 22,931
Car Theft: 7,235
Arson: 165
Data Source:
2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
Memphis, Tn

City Population: 653,858

Murder: 126
Forcible Rape: 438
Robbery: 4,297
Aggravated Assault: 5,436
Burglary: 16,900
Larceny or Theft: 30,049
Car Theft: 8,526
Arson: 287
Data Source:
2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Adam5 said:
tace said:
If you prefer to get it from the horse's mouth, here is the one for Atlanta PD

http://www.atlantapd.org/index.asp?nav=Stats
Looking at the APD stats shows one o fthe reasons I live in Cumming. In every category, the crime rate for any given month in the City of Atlanta is far worse than any given year in Forsyth County (using DOJ stats for Forsyth County).
In 2003:

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

In 2004:

0.0 murders per 100,000 in Statesboro;
20.9 murders per 100,000 in Atlanta.
35.8 murders per 100,000 in D.C.
 

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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
 

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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 . . .
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
You should look at DC. :wink:
DC's "crime index" is lower than Atlanta's. Not sure what the calculation for it is, though.

City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 325.2)
In 2004:

Statesboro Crime Index: 287.9
Atlanta Crime Index: 934.1
D.C. Crime Index: 675.2
In 2005 Memphis hit 962.8

I'm glad that I left in '91.
 

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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.
 
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