ATLANTA, GA — Murders and shooting incidents in Atlanta has increased since late May, according to a WSB investigation. Atlanta had 60 murders in the 13 week period examined.

Last year there were 25, which equals a 140 percent increase.

Overall, though, serious crime is down about 20 percent for the whole year. Rapes are down nearly 60 percent, but gun-related violence is increasing.

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WSB examined 13 weeks (May 31 through August 29) of crime summaries posted by the Atlanta Police Department. That information was compared with information from the same 13-week period last year.