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APD Crime Report: Robberies Up 25% Year-to-Date From 2012

Citywide, there were 48 robberies reported for Week 8, bringing the 2014 year-to-date total to 292. The figure marks a 14 percent decrease from the same point last year 339 robberies, but a spike since 2012.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file

The Atlanta Police Department has released its crime report for Week 8 that spanned Feb. 16-22.

Citywide, there were 48 robberies reported for Week 8, bringing the 2014 year-to-date total to 292.

That figure marks a 14 percent decrease from the same point last year (339 robberies), but a 25 percent increase from the same point in 2012 (234).

There were six murders in the city through the first eight weeks, which is a 57 percent decrease from the same point in 2013.

Other crimes that are down from last year according to police statistics include aggravated assault (7 percent), burglary (10 percent), auto larceny (11 percent), larceny/other (12 percent) and auto theft (24 percent).

See the attached file for statistics for each of APD’s six zones and the airport.

Marc Acampora March 03, 2014 at 07:13 AM
Those damn middle-aged Asian women are ruining our city!
Bob March 03, 2014 at 07:51 AM
It would be interesting to know what percentage of those robberies were in the Buckhead/:Piedmont/Peachtree Battle districts.
Chris R March 03, 2014 at 08:49 AM
From the stats, it is intresting to see Red Light Camera tickets are 0. When did they turn them off?

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