NEWS BRIEF: Atlanta police making progress on crime, mayor says

Significant number of arrests made

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Atlanta Police have made arrests in 72 percent of this year’s 33 homicide cases, according to Mayor Andre Dickens. He added APD’s helicopter units have been able to track down car thieves swiftly resulting in “significant arrests.” Speaking at a March 15 press briefing, Dickens encouraged businesses to connect security cameras to APD’s system to help with response times.

He then addressed criminals directly: “If you think you want to commit a crime in this city, you might want to think again. We have our eyes on you and you will be caught.” In the past week alone, officers have arrested more than 20 repeat offenders, APD Chief Rodney Bryant said, adding that his department is cracking down on gangs and street racing.