Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Statements about Crime

True

State also in top 10 for overall homicide rate

Half-True

ID theft a huge problem nationally

True

Crime down, stats show

 Atlanta Police Foundation

Atlanta Police Foundation

"Crime in Atlanta is down 18 percent since 2009."

— Georgia

Half-True

Almost too good to be true

Mostly True

Correct when considering size; changes with population

Half-True

Stats a push on casino impact on crime

 Georgia Family Council

Georgia Family Council

Crime rises in communities with casinos.

— Georgia

False

No football = more crime? A penalty on that claim.

True

Who knew? Some states with large crime drops also have drops in prison rates.

Half-True

Just because your city makes the list doesn't mean you're unsafe

 CQ Press City Crime Rankings, 2010-2011

CQ Press City Crime Rankings, 2010-2011

The city of Atlanta ranks 25th among U.S. cities with the highest crime rates.

— Georgia

True

Abusing animals can lead to more severe crimes down the road