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Week 5 APD Crime Report: 7 Murders in 2013 So Far

APD Chief Turner released the Week 5 APD crime stats

APD's Week 5 crime report, which covered from January 27 to February 2, was recently released and showed the City of Atlanta had no murders within that period. However, according to the report, the city has recorded 7 murders compared to just 4 murders in the same time period in 2012.

The report also shows that the city had roughly 150 more Part 1 Offenses committed this year already, compared to 2012. The biggest rising trend in 2013 is in Auto Thefts and Robberies. So far in 2013, there have been 529 auto thefts and 224 robberies reported, which contributes to the 5% overall increase in Part 1 offenses this year already.

Arrests, on the other hand, are down roughly 24%. Officers have made 342 arrests so far in 2013 (includes a majority of Part 2 crime arrests).  This week alone, 78 arrests were made.

Please see the APD Zone Map to determine your Zone

Zone 1, Week 5 (1/27-2/2) (Covers some of West Midtown and NW Atlanta)

  • Murder = 0
  • Rape = 0
  • Robbery = 8
  • Agg. Assault = 11
  • Burglary = 27
  • Larceny (from auto) = 16
  • Larceny (other) = 19
  • Auto Theft = 15
  • Total Arrests = 13

Zone 2, Week 5 (1/27-2/2) (Covers the Buckhead area)

  • Murder = 0
  • Rape = 0
  • Robbery = 6
  • Agg. Assault = 5
  • Burglary = 16
  • Larceny (from auto) = 33
  • Larceny (other) = 33
  • Auto Theft = 10
  • Total Arrests = 22

Zone 3, Week 5 (1/27-2/2) (Covers the Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, and much of SE Atlanta)

  • Murder = 0
  • Rape = 1
  • Robbery = 6
  • Agg. Assault = 8
  • Burglary = 36
  • Larceny (from auto) = 16
  • Larceny (other) = 19
  • Auto Theft = 22
  • Total Arrests = 8

Zone 4, Week 5 (1/27-2/2) (Covers West End and majority of SW Atlanta)

  • Murder = 0
  • Rape = 0
  • Robbery = 9
  • Agg. Assault = 13
  • Burglary = 18
  • Larceny (from auto) = 20
  • Larceny (other) = 26
  • Auto Theft = 19
  • Total Arrests = 13

Zone 5, Week 5 (1/27-2/2) (Covers Downtown and Midtown Atlanta)

  • Murder = 0
  • Rape = 0
  • Robbery = 4
  • Agg. Assault = 3
  • Burglary = 7
  • Larceny (from auto) = 31
  • Larceny (other) = 23
  • Auto Theft = 11
  • Total Arrests = 8

Zone 6, Week 5 (1/27-2/2) (Covers Virginia-Highland, Old 4th Ward, East Atlanta, and most of SE Atlanta)

  • Murder = 0
  • Rape = 0
  • Robbery = 4
  • Agg. Assault = 2
  • Burglary = 22
  • Larceny (from auto) = 43
  • Larceny (other) = 25
  • Auto Theft = 18
  • Total Arrests = 12
Todd Smith February 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM
I dont know why people act like Buckhead is so safe I am not impressed with there numbers, there crime rates are very similar to Zone 4 except in one category and Zone 4 is a much large Zone 2.
clancey February 12, 2013 at 08:14 AM
So crime is up, yet arrests are DOWN 24%. What's wrong with that picture?
Trollie Fingers February 12, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Wait, you're (author) not _that Marc are you?
Marc Richardson (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 01:20 PM
No, I'm not that "_that Marc"
Aya Turner February 12, 2013 at 03:20 PM
I'm confused ... APD reported *no* murders from Jan. 27- Feb 2 but the city recorded 7 murders compared to last year's 4 murders? Something's wrong with the sentence, the report or the statistic then. AND I can tell you that after living in Midtown for 9 years - crime IS up!!
Marc Richardson (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Hi Aya, 7 murders have been recorded for 2013 so far. That is compared to 4 murders from 2012 during the same period of time. (January thru February) I was trying to say that there were 0 murders during that specific week. (1/27 02/2) Sorry if it was confusing.
Aya Turner February 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM
got it Marc - thanks.

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