Report: Murders rise, property crimes fall in Durham

March 19, 2012 7:16:37 PM PDT
Durham's police chief released the city's latest crime report Monday evening.

Chief Jose Lopez said violent crime and property crime are at a ten year low in the Bull City.

However, the number of homicides steadily increased over the past three years. There were 26 homicides in 2011 compared with 24 in 2010 and 21 in 2009.

Lopez said the total number of aggravated assaults increased by five percent in 2011. About one-third of those cases involved domestic violence.

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