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Being the most wide open city in the country amid a pandemic has its drawbacks.

Atlanta residents are speaking out about the dramatic rise in crime caused by out-of-towners taking advantage of the freedom from lockdowns and the mask-free nightlife.

Residents say "they are over" the huge spike in crime and they are calling on Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Police Dept. to do something about it.

Since February, there has been a dramatic spike in major crimes, such as murders, rapes, robberies, burglaries, aggravated assaults, and carjackings in Atlanta.

Bottoms addressed the rising crime problem in a recent interview with Fox News.

The mayor blamed police brutality, unemployment and Covid-19 for the uptick in violence on her pristine streets.

"I think it's just this perfect storm of distress in America," she said.

"I think that the people are obviously anxious, and even angry about Covid-19. Loved ones are dying. People are losing their jobs. I think there's a lot of frustration, a lot of angst."