There was less reported violent crime across the U.S. last year after a dramatic spike in 2020. But there were more car thefts and hate crimes reported.
U.S. murder clearance or solve rates have hit an all-time low. Experts say mutual mistrust between police and some communities is creating a vicious cycle where unsolved killings breed more mistrust.
Fatal shootings near Atlantic Station Nov. 26 and at an Atlanta apartment complex Dec. 17 killed four teens and injured others. Mayor Andre Dickens and the Atlanta Police Department are calling the trend "unacceptable" after public outrage and a student protest.
Midterm voters are being inundated with political ads, and a lot of them are focused on crime. But a recent change in data collection paints an incomplete picture of the U.S. violent crime rate.
The partial shutdown of the court system in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to the crime wave plaguing Atlanta and other cities, a representative of the state’s prosecutors said Tuesday.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke in a press conference Tuesday morning about how COVID-19 is causing a spike in crime which the city hasn’t seen in decades, including a recent stabbing murder of a woman and her dog in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
The new 'Life at Night' committee is working with law enforcement to create safer downtown streets after dark in Macon.
The pandemic has forced people to change their lives dramatically, which has contributed to the crime rate dropping. The bad news: an uptick in shootings and killings.