Neighborhoods in Westside Atlanta have experienced a decrease in crime overall, but their rates remain elevated when compared to the city as a whole.

A goal of the Westside Future Fund is to improve safety by decreasing violent crime and property vacancy. Check out the Westside Future Fund’s impact goals on our website. 

Note: These statistics include data from years prior to the Atlanta Police Foundation’s rollout of the Westside Security Plan (2016) but do include some years of activity for the Department of Justice Drug Market Intervention program (2014).  

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Crime Stats

Data Sources: Atlanta Police Department 2010 and 2015.

Arrests by Crime Type

Data Sources: Atlanta Police Department 2010 and 2015.

Property Crimes
  • Ashview Heights

    10% Decline in property crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • Atlanta University Center

    19% Decline in property crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • English Avenue

    27% Decline in property crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • Vine City

    69% Increase in property crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • City of Atlanta

    19% Decline in property crimes between 2010 and 2015.

Violent Crimes
  • Ashview Heights

    2% Decline in violent crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • Atlanta University Center

    No Change in violent crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • English Avenue

    55% Decline in violent crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • Vine City

    25% Decline in violent crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • City of Atlanta

    7% Decline in violent crimes between 2010 and 2015.

Drug Crimes
  • Ashview Heights

    5% Decline in drug crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • Atlanta University Center

    4% Decline in drug crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • English Avenue

    22% Decline in drug crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • Vine City

    36% Decline in drug crimes between 2010 and 2015.

  • City of Atlanta

    19% Decline in drug crimes between 2010 and 2015.

Arrests Heat Map

Data Sources: Atlanta Police Department 2010 and 2015.

Standout Stat: Arrests are concentrated in the English Avenue neighborhood and at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, where the Vine City, Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center neighborhoods intersect.

Property Occupany

Data Sources: APD Urban Planning & Management 2017 Windshield Survey.

Standout Stat: English Avenue neighborhood has the highest number of vacant buildings and parcels.