Atlanta's top cop announces reduction in crime

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Good news from Atlanta’s police chief during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Annual Crime Is Toast Breakfast.

More than 1,000 business and community leaders attended the annual breakfast at the Georgia World Congress Center to honor those who put their lives on the line every day.

Chief Erica Shields announced a big drop in crime.

“Since Mayor Reed's took office, the police department has seen a decrease in crime of 38 percent, which is huge. And to put that into perspective, imagine what the conversation would be if we were up 39 percent. Additionally, year-to-date, the city is down 32 percent in homicides and down 14 percent in violent crime,” said Chief Shields.

During the breakfast, the department also recognized officers with Medal of Honor and Officer of The Year awards.