police-siren1The Atlanta Police Foundation has released its annual crime report showing that the drop in crime in the city is more than double the national rate.

Highlights from the report covering 2013:

  • In 2013, there were 33,045 Part 1 crimes – a decrease of 3.6 percent from calendar year 2012 and a decrease of more than 33 percent since 2002. Part 1 crimes include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson.
  • There were an estimated 12 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013. The FBI’s Unified Crime Report indicates 5,517 violent crimes occurred in the City of Atlanta.
  • Aggravated assaults accounted for 53.7 percent of violent crimes and 9 percent of total crimes reported in 2013. Robbery offenses accounted for 42.8 percent of violent crime offenses; rape accounted for 1.9 percent; and murder accounted for 1.5 percent.
  • There were 27,528 property crime offenses in the City of Atlanta in 2013 – a decrease of 3.6 percent from 2012 and 30.3 percent from 2002.
  • Total crime dropped 30 percent in Atlanta from 2002-2012 compared to only 14 percent nationally.

The full report is available at AtlantaPoliceFoundation.org.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.