Raleigh Murder Rates Double In 2002
Posted December 31, 2002 7:35 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — The capital city is set to close the books on a violent year.
In 2002, Raleigh reported 21 murders, up from 11 murders in 2001. Of those murders, 16 involved a shooting and 15 cases involved victims under the age of 30.
Although Raleigh's murder rate rose, see how the numbers compares to other cities in the state:
Raleigh police said that for a city its size, the murder rate here is actually pretty low.