Which Michigan city remains among the most violent in the country?
Which Michigan city remains among the most violent major cities in the country? Answer: Detroit.
This is based on FBI statistics dating back to September 2021. Assaults, shootings, and homicides are on the rise nationwide.
According to the Detroit News:
in 2020, 14,370 violent crimes — which include assault, robbery, rape and felony homicide — were reported by Detroit police, according to FBI data. That’s a 10.25% increase from 2019, when 13,034 violent crimes were reported.
Even though this FBI data goes back to 2020 and 2021, where is Detroit currently ranked in 2022 as one of the most violent cities in Michigan?
Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more residents, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault. The data used for this research are the number of violent crimes reported in each city and the population of each city.
That being said, where does Detroit fit on this list of the 100 most dangerous cities in the United States? Rep. 4th.
The violent crime rate per 1,000 population is 22.6. And the odds of being a victim of a violent crime in Detroit is 1 in 44.
Another of Michigan’s most violent towns is Saginaw. The violent crime rate is 23.8 and the probability of being a victim is 1 in 42.
Even Lansing, Michigan makes the list of the top 100 cities of 2022 as one of the most violent cities in the United States. In Lansing, the violent crime rate is 15.2 and the odds of being a victim are 1 in 66. (Lansing was number 16 out of 100 cities)
Even though the Detroit police continue to do their best with a very high crime rate, some crime statistics are going up and some are going down.
The Detroit News adds:
“It’s a testament to the hard work of the men and women of the police department, but we’re not celebrating,” White said. “We still take an average of 500 guns off the streets a month, and the type of impulsive violence we’ve seen over the past two years is the worst I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if it’s COVID, or a sense of hopelessness, but it’s happening everywhere.”
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