ATLANTA — Crime numbers in one of the wealthiest zip codes in the city have people who live there very concerned.
Some residents in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood in the Buckhead area say they want something done about.
Residents are tired of the car break-ins, cars thefts, and homes burglaries
"It's terrible to have to go out and think is this man looking at me, or woman looking at me," said Susan Lindley. "It's terrible to feel like you're looking around constantly and you can't even go to the grocery store anymore."
Lindley said she doesn't feel safe in her own neighborhood. She's lived in Buckhead all her life, but this feels different.
"Don't put your rings on, I have no rings on," she said.
She joined a Facebook group that's dedicated to tracking crime in the area.
They support the Atlanta Police Department but say the fact that they're down nearly 400 officers is impacting their ability to do the job.
"They're doing the best they can, they're stretched," said Amber Connor. " So the city has to think outside the box."
They want more cameras in the area, or for the city to hire private security until crime comes down. APD acknowledges they're seeing a spike in Buckhead, and for them, there are two big issues.
1. People keep leaving stuff in their cars.
"As long as they continue to leave valuables, guns, cash, and electronics in their vehicles, these criminals are going to keep coming to the same neighborhoods looking for more stuff," Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier said.
2. Even if they are caught, they're not getting a hard time.
"We have to use common sense," he said. "If you look at a criminal who commits a crime in a different county - it could Douglas County it could be Bartow County, it could be Fayette County - they're going to spend real time in jail. Six-to-nine months. In Fulton County, they're going to get a signature bond and be out the same day. And that's the difference."
People who live in Buckhead think Fulton County could learn a lesson here.
"We don't want to feel hijacked in our own city," Connor said. "We don't want to feel like we are constantly looking over our shoulder. That's no way to live."
The 11Alive Investigations Team found out that the Buckhead area has had several beat redesigns since 2000 and Zone 2 is significantly larger now than it was 18 years ago. According to the Buckhead Coalition, Buckhead's population increased by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2016.
The group in Buckhead said they've asked to meet with Mayor Bottoms multiple times about the crime in Buckhead but so far have not gotten a response.
11Alive reached out to her office as well, and she did not respond to us either.