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Raleigh Murder Rates Double In 2002

Posted December 31, 2002 7:35 a.m. EST

— 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:

  • Durham: 31
  • Charlotte: 66
  • Fayetteville: 19
  • Charlotte: 66
  • Richmond, Va: 90
  • Raleigh police said that for a city its size, the murder rate here is actually pretty low.