Recent Rise in Athens-Clarke County Crime

An Athens-Clarke County Police Report shows that crime is down in the key areas: robbery, assault, burglary and theft. In fact, this report shows crime is down nearly 12 percent. 

Though this report shows a decrease in crime the report only goes through the month of July…but in August, crime has jumped up again.

“There’s a correlation with the number of people coming in town, some of whom are victims and some of whom are committing crimes,” Major Mark Sizemore explained. “But with an additional 30,000 people in our community, they’re all going to have a slight uptick.”

Of all the crimes that have been committed, Major Sizemore has seen a bigger increase in one in particular.

“When the university is in session, in fall particularly, with the retunring students along with freshmen we typically experience an increase in property crimes, entering autos, burglaries.”

He also recommends steps to prevent these crimes from happening to you.

“We encourage students or anyone for that matter, to secure their property, not leave it in view or in plain view while in a vehicle. To take steps and avoid those types of behaviors that could be risky.”


Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /var/www/html/gradynewsource/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/onfleek/inc/df-core/views/df-content/df-post-layout-5.php on line 201

You May Also Like

Athens Tech Students respond to Community College Tuition Proposed Changes

Athens, GA – Reporter Katie Kraft is talking to Athens Tech students about President ...

Athens Weather Update

Athens, GA- Megan Malasarte has your top weather stories and what to expect for ...

Athens Solid Waste Department Teaching Classes on How to Compost

Athens, Ga., - The Athens solid waste department is teaching a three month class ...

Add Comment
Viewing Highlight