Here’s how crime fighting efforts are going in Atlanta

Since April, the state department of public safety has been working to curb crime in Atlanta. Part of this operation has involved several police agencies being out in full force on weekends.

Last weekend, the Georgia Department of Public Safety coordinated the 21st wave of its multi-agency crime suppression detail in Atlanta. The multi-agency detail includes the Georgia State Patrol, Motor Carrier Compliance Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Natural Resources, and Atlanta Police Department. 

Below is the total enforcement activity by DPS for this past weekend, Sept. 17-19: 

Enforcement Totals During Sept. 17-19:                   

Vehicle stops – 500
DUIs – 15 
Reckless Driving – 6
Citations/Arrests – 319
Warnings – 499
Pursuits – 6
Wanted Persons – 10  
Stolen Weapons – 2
Recovered Weapons – 2
Impounded Vehicles – 23
Stolen Vehicles recovered – 7
Drug Arrests – 2

In addition to the weekend details, below are the combined totals of all 21 weekend waves of the crime suppression/street racing enforcement detail and the GSP Crime Suppression Unit’s efforts since April 2021:

Combined Crime Suppression Enforcement efforts since April 5, 2021:

Vehicle stops – 12,208
DUIs – 318 
Reckless Driving – 227
Citations/Arrests – 8,503
Warnings – 9,283
Pursuits – 324
Wanted Persons – 212  
Stolen Weapons – 67
Recovered Weapons – 58
Impounded Vehicles – 687
Stolen Vehicles recovered – 161
Drug Arrests – 108

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