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Detroit Crime Rate

Detroit Ends 2014 With Fewer Murders, Violent Crimes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.07.2015 | Crime

Detroit saw a draw drop in most crimes in 2014, with murders down nearly 10 percent and robberies down 33 percent from the previous year. The Detr...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Detroit's Staggering Murder Rate Is 'A Public Health Issue' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.14.2014 | Crime

Following news that Detroit was exiting bankruptcy and officials talking with optimism about the road ahead, grim new statistics drive home how much t...

Detroit Had Same Number Of Murders As New York

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Detroit, often cited as one of the most dangerous cities in America, had a significant drop in homicides and all crime last year, according to its pol...

Back to the Basics: Public Safety Goes Beyond Law Enforcement

Benny Napoleon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Amid the many political distractions associated with a city in crisis, it is easy to lose track of the main purpose of city government: the health, safety and well-being of its citizens.

A Shooting in Woodbridge, and Why I Don't Feel Unsafe

Brian Ambrozy | Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit
Brian Ambrozy

Monday, January 21, at least 10 shots were fired from an SUV a man was killed on the sidewalk, about a thousand feet from my front door. But I don't feel unsafe is because the neighborhood mobilized instantly.

We Must Reduce the Number of Crime Victims in Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 03.30.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I am concerned that there are not sufficient strategies in place to reduce the number of crime victims in Detroit and change the perception that Detroit is not a safe city. In my view, there are 10 strategies to achieve the goal.

City's Murder Rate Climbs in 2012

Posted 12.31.2012 | Detroit

One of the most regrettable changes Detroit faced in the last year was a significant rise in homicides. 379 murders had taken place in the city as of ...

Gun Violence In Detroit Threatens Young Lives And The City's Future

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.18.2012 | Detroit

Gun violence is nothing out of the ordinary to Detroit's wearied residents, as raging crime rates threaten the troubled city's long-term future. It...

How Detroit Murder Statistics Compare To Last Year

Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

It's a grim statistic, but murder is on the rise again in the Motor City. The figures for 2012 have already outpaced those for the whole of last year...

'Detroit News' Poll: 50% Of City Residents Would Leave Detroit Today Due To Crime

Posted 10.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's high crime rate is spurring 40 percent of the city's residents to plan to leave within the next five years, according to a Detroit News poll...

More Feet on the Beat

Paul Ruth | Posted 10.13.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

Detroit has made a reputation on building things, so let's start by building a future without fear.

Most Dangerous Cities In America Defy Crime Trends

Posted 06.15.2012 | Crime

For cities with perpetually high crime rates, 2011 was an especially bad year. An analysis of FBI crime statistics by 24/7 Wall Street reveals that...

Benny Napoleon Offers Detroit Policing Strategy

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated to include comment from Sheriff Benny Napoleon. Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, already the target of criticism from...

David Sands

Detroit City Council Ponders Police Millage Proposal | David Sands | Posted 05.10.2012 | Detroit

Claiming that Detroit is facing a public safety emergency, representatives from the Board of Police Commissioners urged Detroit City Council Thursday ...

Hear the Call, Violence No More

Paul Ruth | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

At a time when economic revival is a top priority, an important hindrance is the increasing level of violence. There can be no incentive large enough for the American family or the entrepreneur, than the lure of a safe and productive community.

Detroit Murders Up, Overall Violent Crime Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | Detroit

The FBI's violent crime statistics for the first half of 2011 show violent crime rates in Detroit were down 24 percent overall compared to the same pe...