A 16-year-old girl killed in a Thursday morning, July 9, 2015 shooting.
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Atlanta crime: Homicides, rapes, burglaries drop in June

Reporting of burglaries in Atlanta dropped nearly 11 percent from May to June, according to the city's most recently available crime data.

That drop bucks the nationwide seasonality in crime reporting, which usually sees burglary reports (and several other kinds of crime reports) increase in the summer.

Reported homicides, rapes and robberies in Atlanta also dropped month over month, according to data obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which is up-to-date as of July 11.

• There were 388 reported burglaries in June, compared to 429 reported burglaries in May — a 10.57 percent drop.

• There were five reported homicides in June, compared to 11 in May — a 54.5 percent drop.

• There were 14 reported rapes in June, compared to 18 in May — a 28.57 percent drop.

• There were 174 reported robberies in June, compared to 193 in May — a 10.92 percent drop.

However, reported aggravated assaults, automobile thefts and larcenies in Atlanta all increased from May to June.

• There were 253 reported aggravated assaults in June, compared to 218 in May — a 16.06 percent increase.

• There were 457 reported auto thefts in June, compared to 415 in May — a 10.12 percent increase.

• There were 1,496 reported larcenies in June, compared to 1,472 in May — a 1.63 percent increase.

Click here to see complete, interactive crime statistics for the city of Atlanta, including by neighborhood and violent/nonviolent crime

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Data specialist Jennifer Peebles contributed to this story.