Violent crimes in Greenville rose from 509 cases in 2005 to over 600 in 2006, according to law enforcement. That's an 25% increase.
Tuesday, we spoke with one Greenville resident who says she's not shocked by the statistics.
Just this past Sunday, Dorothy Teel says her front storm door was bashed in by vandals. She thinks it could have been an attempted break in. It's the kind of random crime, she says is commonplace in West Greenville.
So how do other cities in Eastern Carolina fare with violent crime?
Here's what we found. Washington had the largest percentage of increase up 42% from 2005 to 2006. Wilson saw a 33% climb, Beaufort a 20% jump...While in Kinston violent crime dropped 17%.