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Correction on Weed & Seed Crime Statistics
Posted Date: 9/30/2013 5:00 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Carlos Campos, Interim Director 
404-330-6558, office 
404-617-5073, cell

Anne Torres, Deputy Director
404-330-6423, office 
404-904-2618, cell


Media Statement

Correction on Weed & Seed Crime Statistics 

ATLANTA - A statement issued by the City of Atlanta on Monday, September 23 mistakenly stated that crime was down in all four neighborhoods targeted by the Weed & Seed program, specifically: Pittsburgh (-42%), Mechanicsville (-35%), English Avenue (-51%) and Vine City (-50%). This data was not vetted by the Atlanta Police Department’s Tactical Crime Analysis Unit prior to release. As a result, it contained incorrect data. The correct numbers, which the Atlanta Police Department subsequently double-checked and verified, demonstrate that crime is down significantly in three of the four communities, but up in one of those communities: (Pittsburgh (-37%), Mechanicsville (+35 percent), English Avenue (-45%), and Vine City (-44%). The city regrets the unintentional human error. It is worthy to note that major crimes are down for 2011 compared to 2007, collectively, in those four neighborhoods served by Weed & Seed by 21%, according to APD’s numbers.

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