Downtown, New Center, Midtown? You're pretty safe, depending on the time of day or night. Go out to some west-side and east-side locales, though, and you better bring serious firepower. ;-)
âWeâll do an assembly and ask âhow many of you know someone whoâs been shot?â And youâd be surprised how many hands go up,â Jones said. âTheyâre witnessing a lot of the crime we hear about on the news. They see the dead bodies. Itâs just how life is for them, and it shouldnât be that way.â
FBI data released in September show violent crime in Detroit increased 15.7 percentlast year, ranking it as the nationâs most violent big city. Detroit police officials dispute the numbers, blaming an antiquated software system and insist violent crime fell by 5 percent in 2016 â but even with that correction, Detroit still ranks as the most violent big city in the U.S."
Violent neighborhoods plague generations in Detroit