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Detroit is the Most Segregated City in the US, According to the 2010 Census

I recently read an article on the most segregated cities in the United States, and guess what? Detroit was number one. Not too surprising. If you’ve ever driven across 8 Mile you’d know. Or, cross Alter or Mack road from Grosse Pointe into Detroit. There are several youtube videos that show the stark contrast of the Detroit/Grosse Point Border… multi-million dollar mansions on one side, crack houses on the other. Search wiki for “Alter Rd”… they refer to it as somewhat of a “Berlin Wall” separating communities. The point is, when you cross into Detroit, you know it. Segregation apparently has not changed much in the last several decades according to reports from the 2010 US Census.

The map measured segregation in major cities with a dissimilarity index, which identifies the percentage of one group that would have to move to a different neighborhood to eliminate segregation. A score above 60 on the dissimilarity index is considered extreme.

The 21 most segregated cities in the US are as follows:

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Here’s a picture of Detroit’s segregation map. I drew a general outline around the border of Detroit so the map makes more sense to you out-of-towners.

detroit segregation map

And here’s another map taken from google maps showing the actual borders of Detroit.

Detroit City Map

You can read the complete Census report on segregation here: http://www.s4.brown.edu/us2010/Data/Report/report2.pdf

I found it kind of funny that in the report, they actually referred to cities in the Northeast and Midwest as the “Ghetto Belt” because of their unusually high black-white segregation numbers. So there’s a new term for ya… now you can say you live in the Ghetto Belt!

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Detroit Labeled Most Dangerous City For 2012

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:

 

 

Detroit, MI
St. Louis, MO
Oakland, CA
Memphis, TN
Birmingham, AL
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Stockton, CA
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY

I am surprised that Flint is not on this list this year as it has been ranking very high in years past.

Read the complete article on Forbes: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/most-dangerous-cities_n_1981764.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&fb_source=message#slide=1658592

 

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Detroit Voted 2nd Most Dangerous City In The US For 2011

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.

Read the whole article here: http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/17/12172808-the-most-dangerous-cities-in-america?lite

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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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