ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor is promising to increase police overtime and video cameras on the east side of the city, where residents have expressed concerns about violent crimes, burglaries and break-ins.
CBS Atlanta reports (http://bit.ly/1cEY5an) that Mayor Kasim Reed made the comments Monday night at a community meeting in east Atlanta.
Reed said the numbers show crimes like murder, rape and assault are down 17 percent in the area since 2009 but acknowledges that it's still a problem.
The mayor also talked about adding more after-school programs for teenagers since a lot of the crimes, like snatching laptops and cellphones, are committed by teens.
Information from: WGCL-TV, http://www.cbsatlanta.com/index.html
Created: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:14:52 EST
Updated: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:14:52 EST