Atlanta Ranked the 8th Most Dangerous City in America by the FBI

Atlanta is one of the most dangerous cities in America, according to an FBI report.


Crime, crime, and more crime is what Atlanta news coverage can seem like some weeks.  This week has been no different with a man being shot at the Ford Factory Lofts on Ponce and a young boy being shot in the back as he slept in his South Fulton home on Thursday.  So maybe to some it is no wonder that Atlanta ranks in the top 10 most dangerous cities in America.

I love our city so much and especially Southwest Atlanta and the Cascade area in which I live and work, that even though I know we have our share of crime it does not feel like a "dangerous" city.

Yet despite what I may feel, recent FBI data shows that Atlanta is in fact the 8th most dangerous city in America.  You only have a more likely chance of being shot or harmed if you live in Flint, Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Memphis, Little Rock or Birmingham.

According to the FBI website, the study's definition of violent crime includes "murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault."  Business Insider's analysis of violent crime reports shows Atlanta averaged 1,433 violent crimes per 100,000 people last year.

The national average was 386.3 violent crimes per 100,000 people, which was a five-year low.

erie November 15, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Until black people come to the understanding that drugs is not where its at.This BS will just keep going and going.90% of crime n atlanta is somehow drug related and I bet you.Theres one zip in atlanta the FBI said years ago that if you live within that zip.You have a 1 out of 8 chance that a grave crime would happen to you.....So sad but so real.....
Smyrnan November 17, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Unfortunately you're not safe anywhere in the Metro Atlanta area. Always be aware of where you are and who's around you.
Bruce November 17, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Thank God the TSPLOST did not pass and we did not tax ourselves for 10 years to give 85% of that money to Atlanta and Fulton County!
Lissa M. November 18, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I hope you crawl under your bed & stay there...for your safety.
Lissa M. November 18, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Anywhere you have a large concentration of blacks, you are going to have crime. It's the facts.
Stephanie Sessoms-Midgett November 18, 2012 at 09:47 PM
The problem is larger than race and location! Until there are tighter gun laws in Georgia, this city will continue to have high crime rates. But that is a conversation that no one wants to have. How can you deter crime when laws/legislation is constantly being introduced to allow more gun rights!
erie November 18, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I still say to start banning people that do crime from the city the state after they do there time. Heck you can make a zip gun within 5 mins are less.
erie November 19, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Who remember that white kid spray painting cars in Singapore.I bet every time he see red paint.Something strange come over him still to this day. Fay's lawyers appealed, arguing that the Vandalism Act provided caning only for indelible forms of graffiti vandalism and that the spray-painted cars were cheaply restored to their original condition. Although the appeal failed,[8] Singapore President Ong Teng Cheong commuted Fay's caning from six to four strokes as a gesture of respect toward US President Bill Clinton, who had made a request for clemency on Fay's behalf.[9] (Shiu's sentence was later also reduced, from 12 strokes to six, after a clemency appeal to the Singapore President.) Michael Fay duly received four strokes of the cane across his bare buttocks on May 5, 1994 at Queenstown Remand Centre Everyone should remember this story!
erie November 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM
My bad.Most likely we would have to start in city hall too.
lee Turner November 20, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Oh, here we go !! Stephanie, you need to read "More Guns, Less Crime" by John Lott which analyzes crime data from every county in the U.S. between the years 1977 to 2005. The data prove just the opposite of your uninformed statement. Criminals don't obey gun laws! Duh.............. And the problem is NOT larger than race - it IS race. If you don't believe it, I have a nice house down in Clayton County I'll sell you at a good price. It has bars on the windows, though.
erie November 20, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Vote for erie and I will ban every fool from living in the awesome atl and maybe the state until the fools grow up.This is much deeper than it look. Its time for blk people to start loving and treating each other with kindness LOVE. We have come a very long way.Everyone will agree. Its time we start fighting for payment for being inslave. Now I'm not saying give us cash.Hella noway(smiling) All Black kids must go to school free until the age of 26yr.Black people over the age of 26yr.Don't pay tax for the next 400 years. I'm just saying.
Jess December 02, 2012 at 11:40 PM
@erie fuck u about black people you racist bitch. It's more then black people that commits a crime you should've said people.
Jess December 02, 2012 at 11:46 PM
@Lissa you stupid bitch not all black people are bad. So it's all people not just black.
erie December 03, 2012 at 07:19 AM
Ain't no white people be robbing people at the westend marta station or stores.Just us.
erie December 03, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Wow you think all this got dam name calling is going to make it alright!


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