Homicide http://wunc.org en Major Crimes Down In Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/major-crimes-down-raleigh <p>Major crimes, like homicides and robberies, are way down in Raleigh. The number of homicides fell from 35 two years ago to 14 in 2010.</p><p>City officials are crediting efforts in “community policing” in 2009 for the decrease. It involves increased foot patrols, juvenile programs, and specially-trained officers.</p><p>Another part of the community policing strategy is to increase enforcement of lesser crimes, like prostitution and drug offenses, before they lead to major crimes. Prostitution arrests rose from 64 in 2008 to 239 last year.</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 07:20:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8500 at http://wunc.org Trucker Arrested After I-40 Crash http://wunc.org/post/trucker-arrested-after-i-40-crash <p></p><p>The driver of the tractor-trailer involved in yesterday's multi-vehicle crash on I-40 has been arrested on multiple charges. Three people died in the accident.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 21:32:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8503 at http://wunc.org Trucker Arrested After I-40 Crash