Durham Police Chief reports violent crime dropped to 4-year low in 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham Police Chief CJ Davis presented 2018 crime data to the city council on Monday night. She reported that total violent crime had dropped by 13 percent to a four-year low.

Here are the highlights:

  • The number of homicides rose by 52 percent with a total of 32 people killed. The Durham Police Department solved 75 percent of those crimes. Police Chief CJ Davis said that is about 20 percent more than similar-sized cities.

  • Burglaries are at a 20-year low with 2,226 total break-ins.

  • Car theft is rising- a total of 801 vehicles were stolen, which is a 10-year high.

Click here to read the Durham 2018 crime report.
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