This will come as no surprise to many, but once again Detroit has been named the most dangerous city in the united states by Forbes. There were 2,137 violent crimes committed for every 100,000 residents, compared to second place St. Louis at 1,857 per 100k. Forbes claims that Detroit’s numbers are so high due to gang related violence. See the complete top to list of America’s most dangerous cities below:
St. Louis, MO
I am surprised that Flint is not on this list this year as it has been ranking very high in years past.
Here’s a cool video of Detroit shot from a RC helicopter. This gives you a completely different perspective of the city. Overhead views, inside buildings, “falling” from the roof of buildings, etc. I like the shots of the Michigan Central Train Station and the Packard Plant.
I recently stumbled across a video on youtube which proposed a plan which would take 200 acres of land in Detroit and turn it into some sort of zombie themed amusement park. For years now, people have commented on my Detroit Ghetto videos referring to zombies and how perfect Detroit would be for something like this. Detroit would truly be the perfect setting for such a park, if it were ever built. I think it’s an interesting yet very ambitious idea, but you be the judge.
The plan is to put up a large perimeter wall to fence in the park area. Inside, the abandoned homes and factories will stay in place and become part of the park’s “game play”. The buildings would need some improvements to make them structurally sound and safe for park visitors, and the video’s creator does acknowledge this. There would be a hoard of zombies running after you, and your goal is to survive the night by hunkering down in a building somewhere. Yes, this would be an overnight experience. You can be turned into a zombie by making contact with another zombie, at which point you join the mob and hunt down non-zombies.
While they have stated that there are no weapons of any kind, there would be a patch system in place. Basically, everyone wears a patch that can be torn off your clothing. If you lose yours, you become a zombie. Tear one off a zombie, and you’ve “killed” him. Personally, I think some type of laser tag system would be much better. But, as stated at the end of the video, there needs to be some refinement of the game play. I’m sure this will be highly requested if the project goes any farther.
I’m not going to get into the details, everything is pretty much explained on the creator’s website. To learn more about “Z World Detroit”, or to donate money to their fund raising project, visit indiegogo.com/zworlddetroit.
Well folks, it’s that time of the year again. The time when Detroit is yet again in the top 3 most dangerous cities in America. Last year, based on the 2010 stats, Detroit was number 2 and Flint was number 1, as voted by Forbes. This year, based on 2011 stats, Flint is 1 and Detroit is 2nd. However, it’s pretty bad either way, having the top 2 most dangerous cities in the same state and only 65 miles apart. Sorry Detroit, you are making yourself look bad again.