Durham crime stats at 8 year low

May 4, 2009 8:46:52 PM PDT
The Durham Police Department is reporting its lowest first quarter crime statistics in 8 years.The department says violent crimes and property crimes are down 8 percent compared to this same time last year.

However, Durham Police say a record number of burglaries were reported.

They say burglars are targeting homes mostly during the day and taking computers, electronic equipment and precious metals.

Police also report the number of rapes has also increased. Police say they're the highest totals in the first quarter in the last 4 years.