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Durham Gang Unit Receives Statewide Honor

Posted November 1, 2004 3:42 a.m. EST

— Durham's crackdown on gangs has received a statewide honor.

State investigators honored the city's Gang Unit for outstanding leadership. Durham was one of the first cities in the state to start the unit.

Last week, WRAL took an in-depth look at gang life in the Bull City. Officials said half of the city's murders this year are gang-related.

The officers in Durham's gang unit focus on education and gang intelligence.