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Wed June 21, 2006
Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – The number of violent crimes in North Carolina went up last year while property crimes dropped.
North Carolina's Attorney General has released last year's crime statistics showing that crime overall rose a fraction of a percent with violent crime up by 3.7%.
The crime rate last year in both Pender and New Hanover counties is lower than it was in 1995, while Brunswick County has seen its crime rate nearly double since then.