ATLANTA — A new survey found that Georgia residents are the second most concerned state in America when it comes to police violence.
The survey is called The State of Safety in America survey and it asked people across the country about their crime and safety perceptions.
According to the findings, 64% of Georgia residents worry about police violence daily. This information follows 96 shootings involving officers across Georgia. The only state that is more concerned about police violence is New York, according to the State of Safety survey.
Although half of the survey participants said they are confident in law enforcement’s approach to crime prevention -- nearly the same amount (46%) said they are more likely to call an organization other than the police in a non-emergency.
54% of Georgia residents said they believe crime is on the rise. Worry regarding crime and safety rose 19% "year over year."
Here's a look at the latest tally by the Atlanta Police Department:
- Shooting incidents in Atlanta, so far this year, are up 41% compared with the same period in 2020; and they are up 71% compared with the same period in 2019.
- Murders are up 45%, from 2020, so far, and they are up 54%, from 2019, so far.
- And during the July 4 weekend in 2020, alone, there were 31 people shot across the city; five of them died.
Overall, Georgia comes in at 12th in the nation for daily concern, the survey showed. It ranked 6th for violent crime concern and 2nd for package theft. It also falls in the 5th spot for its concern regarding COVID-19.