Atlanta Police Zone 2, which covers Buckhead, was the only zone in the city with an overall increase in crime in 2012, but it was also the only zone that had no homicides, Atlanta Police data show.
Crime in the zone increased 8 percent in 2012. Zone 2 generated 346 reports of violent crime, the lowest in the city.
Its next door neighbor to the south, Zone 1, generated 1,209 reports of violent crime, the highest in the city. Buckhead did lead the rest of the city in property crimes, with 5,320 incidents reported.
In late 2011, Zone 2 was redesigned to include 3 square miles from Zone 6. The zone now includes the Cheshire Bridge Road/Morningside corridor. Beat 212 includes Cheshire Bridge Road and data that show the area generated 359 reports of crimes.
According to Atlanta police, patrol beats in Zone 2 contain these neighborhoods:
Beat 201: Paces, Pleasant Hill, Margaret Mitchell, Wesley Battle, Brandon, Westminster-Milmar, Townsend Place
Beat 202: Mt. Paran Parkway, Mt. Paran/Northside, Randall Mill, West Paces/Northside, Tuxedo Park, Kingswood, Whitewater Creek, Chastain Park, Longcourte, Paces West
Beat 205: Argonne Forest, Castlewood, Wyngate, Arden Habersham, Peachtree Battle Alliance, Woodfield, Memorial Park, Collier Hills, Collier Hills North, Springlake, Channing Valley, Wildwood
Beat 206: South Tuxedo Park, Peachtree Heights West, Garden Hills, Peachtree Heights East
Beat 207: Ardmore, Brookwood Hills, Brookwood, Loring Heights
Beat 208: Buckhead Forest
Beat 209: North Buckhead, Brookhaven, East Chastain Park
Beat 210: Buckhead Heights, Ridgedale Park, Pine Hills
Beat 211: Peachtree Park, Peachtree Hills, Lindbergh/Morosgo
Beat 212: (includes Cheshire Bridge Road) Lindridge Martin Manor
Beat 203, 204 and 213: Do not contain Buckhead neighborhoods