Murders are down in Atlanta so far this year, after a spike in 2016, according to the Atlanta Police Department.
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The department says there were 43 homicides in the city between Jan. 1 and July 15. That's down from 62 during the same period last year.
APD Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier is in charge of field operations. He credits a new, more aggressive mission by APEX, the force's tactical unit.