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City of Savannah full of tourists despite devastating crime

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The city of Savannah is full of tourists even though crime concerns continue. 

We spent some time downtown on Wednesday speaking to business owners and tourists after the recent tragedy. 

It's been two weeks since the shooting in City Market, and the crash leading to the death of Scott Waldrup and others. Multiple businesses in City Market say the number of people they're seeing is more and more every year. This year is no exception despite the recent devastating crime. Businesses did offer their condolences to the families of those impacted by violence. Several people we talked to are in Savannah for business this week, attending conferences and bringing their families along. No one we spoke to felt burdened by a crime issue and for many, it is their very first time in the city. 

"Everyone has been really nice getting on and off the trolly. Everyone has been great trying to help me with the stroller. Everyone has been really good and really helpful, and we are enjoying ourselves," said Miranda Wood, tourist from Augusta. 

Another tourist spoke to us about how she would try to keep anything bad from happening to her.

"Obviously, you need to be aware of your surroundings and aware of where your wallet and your phone is. I feel perfectly safe,” said Amy Robertson, a tourist from Charlotte, NC.

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