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Is Durham Getting Safer? Let’s Dig Into the Numbers and Find Out.

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Last week, in a presentation to the city council, Durham police chief C.J. Davis unveiled the Police Department's third-quarter crime report, a look into property and violent crime in the first nine months of 2017. (She also boasted that she's making officers undergo eight hours of mental health training and that all officers are now wearing body cams.) The top lines: violent crime is up, murders are down; rape is up, burglaries are down. Here, we take a closer look into what these numbers tell us about Durham's year-over-year crime trends—as well as the DPD's ability to solve those cases—under its new police chief.

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