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Atlanta Forms Campus Crime Task Force

Updated: 2 years ago.
The Atlanta City Council said in a statement that students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and the Atlanta University Center experienced a high number of robberies, car break-ins and assaults during the 2010-11 year. The council is creating a task force to look at the problem. (GPB File Photo.)

Atlanta's city council is forming a task force to address crimes against students on college campuses in the city.

City Council President Ceasar Mitchell called for the task force, saying it's imperative that a plan is formulated to keep students safe when they return to school.

The task force is expected to work with leaders of local universities to analyze crime data and develop a plan before the start of the fall semester.

The city council said in a statement that students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and the Atlanta University Center experienced a high number of robberies, car break-ins and assaults during the 2010-11 year.

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