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Is crime on the rise in Midtown Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- Residents in Midtown specifically have begun to voice their frustration with their safety after a series of crime reports. But is the problem as bad as it seems? 

Midtown Atlanta is known for culture and commerce, green space and walkable streets – but lately it’s been in the news for other reasons.

“Every time you watch the news, all you see is smash-and-grabs, gun hold-ups, tires stolen off the cars,” said Martin Kemp. 

Last weekend, police responded to the break-in of 43 cars at a condo complex on Juniper. 

This weekend, a woman was reportedly robbed at gunpoint as she loaded her children into her car.

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Robbers threaten Midtown mom with gun in front of her kids

ATLANTA -- Residents say one of the reasons they moved to Midtown is the ability to walk where ever you want to go. But these days, for many, walking here is simply too big a risk.

Neighbors demand #SaferMidtown


ATLANTA -- A mother held at gunpoint in front of her children. Forty-three cars broken into overnight. A family's SUV left on cinder blocks. These are the crimes Midtown neighbors talking about using the hashtag #SaferMidtown. 

New video connects three men to random beating, robbery in midtown

ATLANTA -- New video shows a very clear image of men who police believe are connected to a midtown Atlanta beating on Labor Day.

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ATLANTA -- Midtown resident Craig Gustafson was reasonably prepared for last weekend's gnarled traffic and streaming crowds of people flooding his neighborhood for Music Midtown.

APS superintendent speaks out after shooting near football game

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen is speaking out after a shooting near a Grady High School football game left a student seriously hurt.

On Friday, two people were shot at the intersection of 8th Street and Monroe Drive, which is near the Grady High School football stadium.

Eighteen-year-old Keiunte Wallace was shot in the back, and 45-year-old Yu Xuejing, was struck twice as she drove her car through the intersection.

On Tuesday, Carstarphen said the safety of any student, parent, teacher or fan going to a school's sporting event is top priority. 

APS student among Midtown shooting victims

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police confirm that one of two people shot in Midtown Friday night was an Atlanta Public Schools student.

The shooting happened at the intersection of 8th Street and Monroe Drive, near the Grady High School football stadium.

Keiunte Wallace, 18, was shot in the back and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.