] Atlanta underreported crimes for years to help land the
] 1996 Olympics and pump up tourism, according to an audit
] commissioned by police and released Friday.
] Police in this relentlessly self-promoting city of the
] New South routinely altered or suppressed thousands of
] crime reports in a concerted effort "to improve Atlanta's
] chances for selection," the audit said, citing interviews
] with several officers.
Its even worse then you think!
CNN.com - Report: Atlanta more dangerous than statistics indicate - Feb. 20, 2004