A 16-year-old girl killed in a Thursday morning, July 9, 2015 shooting.
Photo: John Spink
Photo: John Spink

Violent crime down nearly a third in Atlanta in July

Violent crime in Atlanta dropped citywide by nearly a third between June and July — following a drop in homicides, rapes and burglaries from May to June — according to data obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that is up-to-date as of Aug. 13.

There were 306 violent offenses reported to Atlanta police in July, compared to 446 reported violent offenses in June, according to the data.

That's a drop of 31.4 percent.

(Reported nonviolent offenses grew in that same period, from 2,357 to 2,425, increasing 2.9 percent, according to the data.)

Reported aggravated assaults citywide dropped by 15 percent, 253 to 215, from June to July, according to the data.

But that varied by neighborhood: Aggravated assaults Downtown dropped by a third in July, from a 2015 high of 21 in June to 14, according to the data; while increasing by one in that same period in Old Fourth Ward, from four to five.

Of the six homicides reported in Atlanta in July, three of them were in the Pittsburgh neighborhood, more than any other neighborhood in the city, according to the data.

Read previous AJC coverage of these three homicides here:

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

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