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America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime

The Atlanta Police Chief says the city's department falsified its crime rate since 1995, in order to improve Atlanta's image for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games which it hosted. The rates show a steady, consistent drop in crime each year, but the numbers alone do not prove his allegations. An internal investigation is being conducted.

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Atlanta Crime Rates - from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports
(reported as crimes per 100,000 population)

Year Violent Property Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larceny Auto theft  
2002 525.1 4113.4 8.3 24.5 214.6 277.7 874.9 2664.6 574  
2001 570.1 4255.6 7.9 27.2 235.1 299.9 862.3 2814.5 578.9  
2000 * 584.7 4709.2 8.9 26.1 226.4 323.3 907.3 3149.6 652.3  
1999 617.2 5,117.7 8.4 32.3 232.9 343.6 994.9 3,412.3 710.6  
1998 720.3 5,642.7 10.0 32.4 276.4 401.5 1,103.3 3,723.6 815.7  
1997 752.2 5959.3 8.6 35.5 296.2 411.9 1181.2 3905.5 872.6  
1996 781.3 6866.4 9.9 36.8 292.8 441.8 1239.9 4687.7 938.9  
1995 807.9 6416.8 10.5 42 291.2 464.2 1182.8 4306.8 927.2  
1994 940.2 6991.7                
                     
      * Data not reported by FBI UCR.   Crime rates derived from other sources.        
                     
      Violent crime category is the total of crimes for murder, rape, robbery and assault.        
      Property crime category is the total of crime for burglary, larceny, and auto theft.        
                     

 

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