posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 12:45 PM
Let me bring up some statistics on the crime rate in the City of Detroit, Michigan.
An FBI report from 2008 shows that the number of violent crimes in the city dropped by 11.6% from the year before. Between 2000 and 2004, the overall
crime rate had dropped by 23.4% throughout the entire city. Another study in 2006 showed that crime in the downtown area of Detroit was below both the
state and national average crime rates. However, the number of murders in Detroit rose in 2009 to 379 compared to 375 murders citywide during 2008.
This represents a six percent increase in the murder rate from the previous year. Also, the murder rate dropped by twenty percent during the second
half of 2009 compared to the year before. Just to show how far it has dropped, in 1974 there were 714 murders in the city itself. In 1991, there were
615 murders in Detroit during the year. However, as with most cities, around sixty eight percent of all murders in Detroit showed that narcotics were
the catalyst behind the murders.
Also, a study released about a year ago by the Detroit Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit shows that crimes haves dropped by twenty four percent
since casino gambling was introduced. Now what I am about to type here is pretty much the case these days. When the unemployment rate goes up so does
the crime rate with it.