Crime rates in Atlanta today are as low as they were in 1969, thanks in part to a police force that is backed by the business community through the Atlanta Police Foundation.

Established in 2003 to provide support to the mayor, chief of police and the Atlanta Police Department, the foundation works to secure resources to fund high priority projects that enhance the city’s ability to prevent and fight crime.

After ranking among the top five highest violent crime cities for most of the previous three decades, in 2009 Atlanta ranked 31st, according to Policing

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