Stings Target Prostitution in Durham Neighborhood

The Bull’s Eye, an area that consists of two-square miles in East Durham, is responsible for 20 percent of the city’s crime. While the predominant crimes in the area are robbery and aggravated assault, the Durham Police Department also focuses on controlling the less conspicuous crime of prostitution. As many women in the area are driven to prostitution by their addiction to crack cocaine, there are an abundance of other issues that mire women in the ongoing cycle of prostitution and addiction. Carolina Photojournalism’s Arkasha Stevenson recently rode along with DPD to document what happens when the sun goes down on the Bull’s Eye.

Video by Arkasha Stevenson

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