Auto Thefts on the Rise in Atlanta and Surrounding Areas

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On the heels of a rash of auto break-ins all over Atlanta and even some cars being raided for parts, we dug down deeper to see if auto thefts as a whole were on the rise in and around the metro area. It turns out, they are.

When looking at several of the area, Buckhead for example, there has been over 350 cars stolen since January 1. That is a 22% increase since 2014. In the midtown area they've also had around 350 cars stolen since the beginning of the year and are trending just a little higher than 2014.

Moving a little further east, in the Virginia Highlands and Edgewood area, you'll see they have the highest number of stolen cars in the city in 2015 at 530. That number is up a little more than 10% from last year. 

Branching out a little bit to DeKalb County - there has already been more than 800 vehicles stolen and similar numbers are showing up in Gwinnett County. 

If you would like to see how your neighborhood and specifically address stacks up against these crime statistics you can go to APD's website or for other areas such as DeKalb, Gwinnett, Conyers or Rome you can check out the crime mapping tool here.