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Detroit Tops Forbes’ List Of Most Dangerous Cities For 2010

Sorry Detroit, but here’s yet another dismal statistic… Most dangerous city based on 2010 statistics from the FBI. 1,111 violent crimes per 100,000 residents! Great, just what we need… something for all the gangbangers to be proud of. Pretty soon, they’ll have driven out the rest of the residents of Detroit, and have completed Detroit’s transformation into the world’s largest urban prairie.

Read the full article on the Huffington here:

Detroit – 2010 Most Dangerous City

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Devil’s Night In Detroit – 2011

Another Devil’s Night in Detroit brings another round of arson, although fire were reported to be down in numbers this year. Only 18 fires were reported according to the Detroit News, down form 169 last year. Wow, what a huge decrease in fires, right? Some might say it was the 50,000 volunteers patrolling the streets that night. Me, I say they’ve already burned everything! Had to say it. But seriously, that’s great to hear. It’s just a shame what great efforts the city must go through just to keep people from burning shit.

Here’s a couple of videos to watch showing the action of Devil’s Night 2011:


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Detroit has the 6th Largest Abandoned Structure On Earth!

I recently heard that Detroit had one of the tallest abandoned buildings on the planet, and after a quick google search, I confirmed it. The Broderick Tower ranks as the 6th tallest abandoned structure on Earth at 35 floors, or 369 ft. Also in Detroit is the infamous Packard Plant, one of the largest abandoned buildings in the word in terms of square footage at 3.5 million sq/ft. Read the rest here:

 

The Tallest Abandoned Structures on Earth

 

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Detroit Statistics That Will Shock You!

Believe it or not, there are a few people out there who actually think Detroit is a great place to live. I’m not talking about the metro area, but the actual city of Detroit itself… crazy, right? They tell me what a great history the city has, and how it’s got lots of culture and life… that may be, I don’t argue that. Heck, every major city on the planet his it’s own culture and way of life, that’s how big cities work. But, I can tell you what most major cities in America DON’T have:

80,000 abandoned buildings
75 out of Detroit’s 135 square miles are abandoned, and area larger than the entire city of Vancouver
1 in 47 are homeless
Median home price is $6,000
Unemployment is officially 29%, but is estimated at near 50%
Unsolved murder rate 70%
Lowest high school graduation rate in he country, only 21%

Are these the kind of things that define a great city? Would you want to raise your family in this type of environment? Of course not. That’s why everyone who can afford to do so is leaving the city and not looking back. And don’t blame this on jobs, there were plenty of jobs available in the 60’s during the riots. People didn’t flee Detroit in record numbers because they didn’t have a job, they left because they no longer felt safe.

FYI, I am not going to bother listing the sources of this information… a simple google search on any of the above FACTS will provide all the proof you need. Feel free to post your crazy Detroit statistics as a comment and I will add them to this post, as there are undoubtedly tons more.

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