City of Stone Mountain releases 2014 crime statistics

City of Stone Mountain releases 2014 crime statistics 

Stone Mountain, GA – The City of Stone Mountain released the 2014 crime statistics last week to the Mayor and City Council showing a significant decrease in the number of violent crimes. The number of violent crimes reported to the Stone Mountain Police Department was 37, down from 46 in 2013. That is a twenty percent decrease. Property crimes reported remained the same at 304. 

2014

VIOLENT CRIME

PROPERTY CRIME

 

2013

VIOLENT CRIME

PROPERTY CRIME

JAN

3

28

 

JAN

3

25

FEB

4

19

 

FEB

2

17

MAR

3

19

 

MAR

5

25

APR

6

16

 

APR

3

30

MAY

3

22

 

MAY

6

29

JUN

5

27

 

JUN

3

21

JUL

3

38

 

JUL

2

32

AUG

1

29

 

AUG

4

28

SEP

6

37

 

SEP

3

24

OCT

1

23

 

OCT

6

28

NOV

1

20

 

NOV

4

22

DEC

1

26

 

DEC

5

23

TOTALS

37

304

 

TOTALS

46

304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE

3.08

25.33

 

AVERAGE

3.83

25.33

ANNUAL

37

304

 

ANNUAL

46

304

CRIME RATE

6.24

51.23

 

CRIME RATE

7.75

51.23

 *Crime rate equals the number of crimes per 1,000 population

 “The officers worked diligently in 2014 to be proactive when it comes to preventing crime in our city. Increased patrols, new neighborhood watch groups and attention to detail have proven to be extremely beneficial to our community,” says Chief Chauncey Troutman.

 “There are often misconceptions about crime in the incorporated City and unincorporated areas that are adjacent to the city limits. The City of Stone Mountain is a quiet community with a dedicated staff of officers,” continues Troutman, “Our officers are highly skilled and respond quickly to the needs of our residents.”

 “Chief Troutman and his officers have done a tremendous job this past year reaching out and working with city residents to provide a safe and secure community,” says Pat Wheeler, Mayor. “The Administration along with the myself and City Council are very proud of the work they have done.”

 The City of Stone Mountain Police Department is made up of 15 officers. Chief Troutman has been a member of the department for 27 years and chief for the past 13 years.

 The City of Stone Mountain is located at the base of Stone Mountain, the largest exposed granite dome in North America. The city was founded in 1839 and currently has over 6000 residents. The city is known for its historic and walkable village center and its growing art scene.

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