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Highest crime rate in the nation per capita. I was a police officer here for 6 years and know the ins and outs of Durham. 150 known gangs and over 350 known gang members as of 2003. It has probably gone up since then. Crime is out of control, and is very widespread. If you go, go to Duke University, then Southpointe Mall, spend the day there, and leave. There is nothing else in Durham, really, except the Durham Bulls Baseball Team (A must see)! I knew of about 5 to 6 armed robberies a night, even on the GOOD side of town! If you go, don't go anywhere at night.

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  • Updated Sep 7, 2004
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