Atlanta's Mayor says one carjacking is one too many and wants crime in Buckhead brought to a halt.
The city's police chief is fully behind that effort.
Speaking following the Atlanta Police Department's annual memorial service Chief George Turner responded to the mayor, agreeing that more is needed.
"Numbers don't lie," Turner says. "Our crime numbers are below those of 1969."
But the Chief says whenever someone is robbed it's not about statistics but about the individual.
"Anytime there is a victim of a crime we're concerned about it," says Turner. "Can we do a better job? We've got to do things better."
Mayor Reed made his announcement while also announcing that visitors to Atlanta have reached an all-time high. But, the mayor says, the recent violent carjackings in one of the city's most popular shopping destinations has given Atlanta a black eye that needs to be addressed.
To do so, Chief Turner says there will be more officers patrolling the area, looking out for crooks.
"You will continue to see those resources, not roadblocks but checkpoints," says the Chief. "They'll be out in those areas we are having those spikes in."
Chief Turner says, with all the extra patrols and added checkpoints, it is also up to the visitors and residents of Buckhead to make sure they are not tempting targets for criminals.
"Be aware of the situation that you find yourself in," says Turner. "If you don't have to present that phone or that iPad, then simply don't."
The Chief and his senior staff will meet with the mayor to further discuss what is happening in Buckhead and how to prevent future violent crime in the area.