NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — As Nashville continues to grow, more and more people are heading downtown for a good time.
The downside to that is an increase in crime in those areas.
With the way downtown Nashville is growing, Metro police reported more growth gives criminals more opportunities to strike.
Crime is up across the board in downtown Nashville from street robberies and aggravated assaults to auto thefts.
If you look at the numbers overall, crime is up about 45% and officers with the central precinct, which covers downtown, are well aware of what is going on.
Metro police said officers are working with businesses to keep an eye on things.
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