Crime in Detroit, Michigan
has declined significantly since the 1970s. In 2007, the city had the sixth highest number of violent crimes among the twenty-five largest cities.. Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State University
. Retrieved on February 13, 2008.. NeighborhoodScout.com
. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
Crime is unevenly distributed throughout the city. A 2006 study showed crime
in downtown Detroit (CBD
) is much lower than national, state and metro averages.Booza, Jason C. (July 26, 2006).. Michigan Metropolitan Information Center, Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies
. Retrieved on January 21, 2008.Accurate statistics can be difficult to find; according to a 2008 report, the Detroit Police Department under-reported homicides through incorrect classification. The department admitted that it excluded justifiable homicides classified as self-defense... Read More