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.
Forsyth County officials said three more arrests have been made in the theft of more than $2.8 million worth of jewelry. Michael T. Holloway, Connie Holloway and Amanda Hogan, all of Smyrna, were arrested Thursday and charged with one count each of party to the crime of burglary and theft by taking.
New FBI statistics show that violent crime and killings are down in Georgia, mirroring a national trend. In Georgia, there were 39,072 violent crimes in 2010 compared to 42,073 the previous year, which represents a 7 percent decline. Nationwide, there was a 6 percent drop.
Savannah-Chatham Metro police are taking the city's top investigative officer and putting him in charge of patrol. The leadership shake-up follows a crime spike that led to four murders in a two-week period. Other violent crimes also increased as temperatures climbed at the end of June.