Short Answer: Yes (per capita)
Long Answer: Yes, by double the amount per capita
maybe things will get safer with a new police chief that will spend his time fighting crime instead of sleeping with a subordinate.
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee resigns amid sex scandal - U.S. News
As someone who lives near Detroit, some of it is overplayed, some of it is on the money. Especially in areas where they've dropped money to revitalize there's nothing wrong with it. Other areas you'd have to pay me to visit.
People joke about leveling the city and/or walling it off. Ironically that's not too far from the truth of what's going on. The truth of the matter is Detroit just has way too much land area in comparison to its population. In fact, Detroit has nearly 3.5 times as much land area as San Francisco (138.8 sq mi vs 46.8 sq mi) with nearly 100,000 less people living in Detroit. As such, whole neighborhoods sit vacant, and as such are a gigantic waste of infrastructure. As a result whole neighborhoods are actually being bulldozed.
Anyway, if it were my call, if I were to wall the city in, generically I'd place my walls along 8 Mile Road (MI 102) on the north, Southfield Freeway (MI 39) on the west, Edsel Ford Freeway (I-94) on the south, and Gratiot Ave (MI 3) on the east. I would also leave a swath from Lodge Freeway (MI 10) to Mound Road open as well. This would leave the riverfront (cultural neighborhoods), downtown (entertainment and business districts), midtown (Wayne State area), the Grosse Pointes (high money areas where crime simply doesn't exist), most of the automotive factories inside city limits, and all the suburbs to the north and west open. Bulldoze areas and rebuild as necessary.
If you end up on the wrong side of the tracks in Detroit, this could be you.....
Best Death Scene Ever - YouTube
They might be upping those number, 37 in 15 days
32 people murdered over 15 day period in Detroit - YouTube
I treat going to detroit like a little kid going to the doctor. You're going to have to throw me in the car against my will and drag me there..I'll probably be crying most of the time, and there sure as **** better be ice cream afterwards.