Serious crimes in Sandy Springs overall are about the same in comparing numbers from years 2013 to 2014, according to crime statistics provided by Sandy Springs Police.

Six homicides were reported in 2013 and six were reported in 2014.

Arson is down 57 percent, going from seven reports in 2013 to three in 2014.

But rape rose by 50 percent. In 2013, 14 rapes were reported as compared to 21 rapes reported in 2014.

Larceny, including shoplifting and other thefts, is up 23.9 percent, while motor vehicle theft is down 23.9 percent.

Robbery is down 12 percent, but burglary is up 21.5 percent and aggravated assault is up 34 percent.