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Violent crime in Gainesville surged in 2022, bucking national trends
1109 2022 Shooting
A person was fatally shot Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 off Old Athens Highway. Later, two suspects were barricaded inside an apartment at Harrison Square as members of the SWAT team from the Hall County Sheriff's Office negotiated with them. - photo by Ben Anderson
Violent acts like rapes and aggravated assaults increased in Gainesville in 2022.