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(Detroit Free Press)   Detroit now 12.5% less stabby than before   ( freep.com) divider line
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2018-01-03 11:48:34 AM  
If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.
 
2018-01-03 11:50:52 AM  
Thanks, RoboCop!
 
2018-01-03 03:23:24 PM  

Mugato: Thanks, RoboCop!



President Trump.
 
2018-01-03 03:23:52 PM  
Everyone who's in line for a murderin' has already been murdered.
 
2018-01-03 03:23:54 PM  
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2018-01-03 03:24:07 PM  

FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.


ok. off to baltimore you go.
 
2018-01-03 03:25:56 PM  
I can't wait to get back.

http://primeandproperdetroit.com/
 
2018-01-03 03:28:07 PM  

FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.


That it is falling is good news. Considering how the GOP loves to blame it on the Dems and not to the auto industry bailing and the GOP governor and legislature screwing the state, it is welcome news. I am sure the GOP will do something to drive it back up in the near future.
 
2018-01-03 03:30:09 PM  
They all moved to Baltimore


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2018-01-03 03:32:51 PM  
I don't get mad, I get stabby
 
2018-01-03 03:35:29 PM  
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2018-01-03 03:39:36 PM  

Mugato: Thanks, RoboCop!

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Even, he isn't safe from scrappers
 
2018-01-03 03:40:15 PM  
Maybe they are too depressed to even kill each other... it's a Detroit after all...
 
2018-01-03 03:41:09 PM  
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2018-01-03 03:41:25 PM  
This is not just another pointless FA.
 
2018-01-03 03:42:16 PM  
The freep is pro gentrification?
 
2018-01-03 03:44:51 PM  

ChipNASA: They all moved to Baltimore


Shiiiiit Sheeeeeit Shit Sheeeit - Senator Clay Davis, The Wire
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2018-01-03 03:45:11 PM  

iaazathot: FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.

That it is falling is good news. Considering how the GOP loves to blame it on the Dems and not to the auto industry bailing and the GOP governor and legislature screwing the state, it is welcome news. I am sure the GOP will do something to drive it back up in the near future.


It's good news because "Woo, political points"? Can't it just be good news because "Woo, less people are getting stabbed"?

You guys need new hobbies. And souls.
 
2018-01-03 03:47:40 PM  
 
2018-01-03 03:48:34 PM  

FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.


Do try to visit at least; you sound delicious. Also, if you could cover yourself in the Colonel's 11 secret herbs and spices before you arrive, we'd appreciate it.
 
2018-01-03 03:52:48 PM  

iaazathot: FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.

That it is falling is good news. Considering how the GOP loves to blame it on the Dems and not to the auto industry bailing and the GOP governor and legislature screwing the state, it is welcome news. I am sure the GOP will do something to drive it back up in the near future.


Hell, Detroit's cleaned up a ton just since I started working here in the mid-90s. It's not done, but it'll get there.

What I find kind of cool is that some of the early scenes in Deadpool were filmed on Woodward Avenue in Detroit- when he's talking to Dupinder, look over Deadpool's shoulder and you see Joe Louis Arena, home at the time of the Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit was here before we were. It'll be here long after we are not.
 
2018-01-03 03:55:19 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Mugato: Thanks, RoboCop!


President Trump.


Is that why he looks like that?

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2018-01-03 03:56:21 PM  
That's nice'n all, but I'm more impressed by the 1979-2016 decrease in population. Holy sh*t. Knew things were spiraling downward for them, but wow.

My only experience with Detroit was flying in to buy a truck from a fella about 45 min. north of there. Retired Ford auto worker. Great guy with a wonderful family.

/1956 Ford
//drove it home to So. Fla
///400 CID, 4 spd @ 12 mpg
 
2018-01-03 04:00:55 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/01/us/chic​a​go-murders-2017-statistics/index.html

did they moved to chicago?


Did the dead guys move to Chicago?  No not yet... it isn't election season.
 
2018-01-03 04:02:41 PM  
There are some factors that are not mentioned.  One of the reasons is that we have specialized medical teams trained to deal with gunshot victims.  A lot of people used to die from gunshots and more and more are surviving thanks to medical advances.

Also, I have to wonder about population numbers.  I was born in 1960 and my old neighborhood has a lot of houses that are no longer there or no longer lived in.  That can skew the results as well.

In the 70's when busing started, there was a huge amount of white flight in my neighborhood.  People didn't want their kids going to school outside there own neighborhood.  (And of course there were a lot of racist people who split as well.
 
2018-01-03 04:03:05 PM  
I was in downtown Detroit last week, and as a lifetime resident of the Detroit burbs, it's the first time I've really believed the hype that Detroit may be making a comeback. The place has hopping, new restaurants and little shops have popped up everywhere, Campus Martius was filled with ice skaters, people were walking around everywhere and there's actual condo construction going on  Downtown. It looked like an actual normal city. If the Downtown prosperity can spread to the neiborhoods, it just might happen this time.
 
2018-01-03 04:08:05 PM  

crzybtch: Also, I have to wonder about population numbers.  I was born in 1960 and my old neighborhood has a lot of houses that are no longer there or no longer lived in.  That can skew the results as well.


I think these results take population into account (e.g. per 100,000 population).

EdgeRunner: Can't it just be good news because "Woo, less people are getting stabbed"?


Here, let me: Woohoo! Fewer homicides!*

/*No snark. Here's hoping it's a real trend, not just a statistical wobble.
 
2018-01-03 04:09:07 PM  

Richard Saunders: That's nice'n all, but I'm more impressed by the 1979-2016 decrease in population. Holy sh*t. Knew things were spiraling downward for them, but wow.

My only experience with Detroit was flying in to buy a truck from a fella about 45 min. north of there. Retired Ford auto worker. Great guy with a wonderful family.

/1956 Ford
//drove it home to So. Fla
///400 CID, 4 spd @ 12 mpg


Sort of a common misconception.  Yeah the city itself dramatically shrunk, but everyone who could just moved to the suburbs - including the companies.  Fact is Metro Detroit is still like the 10th or 11th largest populated area in the country (right behind SF/Oakland and Boston).
 
2018-01-03 04:09:38 PM  

shastacola: I was in downtown Detroit last week, and as a lifetime resident of the Detroit burbs, it's the first time I've really believed the hype that Detroit may be making a comeback. The place has hopping, new restaurants and little shops have popped up everywhere, Campus Martius was filled with ice skaters, people were walking around everywhere and there's actual condo construction going on  Downtown. It looked like an actual normal city. If the Downtown prosperity can spread to the neiborhoods, it just might happen this time.


*neighborhoods*
 
2018-01-03 04:18:45 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Richard Saunders: That's nice'n all, but I'm more impressed by the 1979-2016 decrease in population. Holy sh*t. Knew things were spiraling downward for them, but wow.

My only experience with Detroit was flying in to buy a truck from a fella about 45 min. north of there. Retired Ford auto worker. Great guy with a wonderful family.

/1956 Ford
//drove it home to So. Fla
///400 CID, 4 spd @ 12 mpg

Sort of a common misconception.  Yeah the city itself dramatically shrunk, but everyone who could just moved to the suburbs - including the companies.  Fact is Metro Detroit is still like the 10th or 11th largest populated area in the country (right behind SF/Oakland and Boston).


14th, actually, for Detroit-Ann Arbor-Dearborn-Windsor, which is what the US uses as its definition.
 
2018-01-03 04:20:07 PM  
 
2018-01-03 04:23:00 PM  

Sword and Shield: SirEattonHogg: Richard Saunders: That's nice'n all, but I'm more impressed by the 1979-2016 decrease in population. Holy sh*t. Knew things were spiraling downward for them, but wow.

My only experience with Detroit was flying in to buy a truck from a fella about 45 min. north of there. Retired Ford auto worker. Great guy with a wonderful family.

/1956 Ford
//drove it home to So. Fla
///400 CID, 4 spd @ 12 mpg

Sort of a common misconception.  Yeah the city itself dramatically shrunk, but everyone who could just moved to the suburbs - including the companies.  Fact is Metro Detroit is still like the 10th or 11th largest populated area in the country (right behind SF/Oakland and Boston).

14th, actually, for Detroit-Ann Arbor-Dearborn-Windsor, which is what the US uses as its definition.


Not too shabby.  I suppose.

Although including Windsor... that sounds like a bit of cheat.
 
2018-01-03 04:53:34 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Richard Saunders: That's nice'n all, but I'm more impressed by the 1979-2016 decrease in population. Holy sh*t. Knew things were spiraling downward for them, but wow.

My only experience with Detroit was flying in to buy a truck from a fella about 45 min. north of there. Retired Ford auto worker. Great guy with a wonderful family.

/1956 Ford
//drove it home to So. Fla
///400 CID, 4 spd @ 12 mpg

Sort of a common misconception.  Yeah the city itself dramatically shrunk, but everyone who could just moved to the suburbs - including the companies.  Fact is Metro Detroit is still like the 10th or 11th largest populated area in the country (right behind SF/Oakland and Boston).


Thank you. Knowledgeable enlightenment is always welcome.

Still, seems that unless that residential void is/has been/will be replaced with viable commercial assets, well, it may be a long and challenging recovery for the city and those remaining.

Detroit does have a nifty history.

Again, thanks.
 
2018-01-03 05:34:25 PM  
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2018-01-03 05:48:10 PM  

Richard Saunders: SirEattonHogg: Richard Saunders: That's nice'n all, but I'm more impressed by the 1979-2016 decrease in population. Holy sh*t. Knew things were spiraling downward for them, but wow.

My only experience with Detroit was flying in to buy a truck from a fella about 45 min. north of there. Retired Ford auto worker. Great guy with a wonderful family.

/1956 Ford
//drove it home to So. Fla
///400 CID, 4 spd @ 12 mpg

Sort of a common misconception.  Yeah the city itself dramatically shrunk, but everyone who could just moved to the suburbs - including the companies.  Fact is Metro Detroit is still like the 10th or 11th largest populated area in the country (right behind SF/Oakland and Boston).

Thank you. Knowledgeable enlightenment is always welcome.

Still, seems that unless that residential void is/has been/will be replaced with viable commercial assets, well, it may be a long and challenging recovery for the city and those remaining.

Detroit does have a nifty history.

Again, thanks.


I sense sarcasm.  :(
 
2018-01-03 05:57:23 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Sword and Shield: SirEattonHogg: Richard Saunders: That's nice'n all, but I'm more impressed by the 1979-2016 decrease in population. Holy sh*t. Knew things were spiraling downward for them, but wow.

My only experience with Detroit was flying in to buy a truck from a fella about 45 min. north of there. Retired Ford auto worker. Great guy with a wonderful family.

/1956 Ford
//drove it home to So. Fla
///400 CID, 4 spd @ 12 mpg

Sort of a common misconception.  Yeah the city itself dramatically shrunk, but everyone who could just moved to the suburbs - including the companies.  Fact is Metro Detroit is still like the 10th or 11th largest populated area in the country (right behind SF/Oakland and Boston).

14th, actually, for Detroit-Ann Arbor-Dearborn-Windsor, which is what the US uses as its definition.

Not too shabby.  I suppose.

Although including Windsor... that sounds like a bit of cheat.


Don't blame me, blame the feds. It's not the only metro statistical area including a border city.
 
2018-01-03 06:10:31 PM  
Y'know, reading FARK in a library in DETROIT is starting to get hazardous to my health.  Stop pissing off the natives, people!!
 
2018-01-03 07:41:22 PM  
I'm in the Detroit airport so I'm getting a kick...

My connecting flight was delayed 3 hours, and now that I found a quiet, secluded space next to a power outlet a family with a screaming kid decided they needed to sit right behind me.

Detroit might be off to an early start to the stabbiness this year.

/ Flight is to Baltimore.
 
2018-01-03 10:35:00 PM  
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2018-01-03 10:52:21 PM  
Has Trump claimed credit for it?

Because if Trump has not claimed credit for, it never happened. Just Fake News from Public Enemy Number One. Sad.
 
2018-01-04 12:05:28 AM  

FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.


You know, it's funny because while you are saying this here, in another thread you're talking about how crime rates are down and movies like death wish are preying on racism and misconceptions about crime...
pick a view and stick with it.

iaazathot: FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.

That it is falling is good news. Considering how the GOP loves to blame it on the Dems and not to the auto industry bailing and the GOP governor and legislature screwing the state, it is welcome news. I am sure the GOP will do something to drive it back up in the near future.


FYI, Detroit got a republican mayor in 2014, for the first time in about 50 years. Crime dropped in 2015, 2016, and 2017
So yeah, they'll probably take credit. They kind of have a good argument for it... Not saying it's an especially good argument, since it's just an extension of the downward trend from the last couple decades... but it's an argument they can use.
 
2018-01-04 12:13:46 AM  

ThatGuyOverThere: FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.

You know, it's funny because while you are saying this here, in another thread you're talking about how crime rates are down and movies like death wish are preying on racism and misconceptions about crime...
pick a view and stick with it.

iaazathot: FormlessOne: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents, Detroit's lowest rate in nearly four decades

Wow! Only 8.1 times the national average! WHOOOO!

I'm still not farking moving to Detroit.

That it is falling is good news. Considering how the GOP loves to blame it on the Dems and not to the auto industry bailing and the GOP governor and legislature screwing the state, it is welcome news. I am sure the GOP will do something to drive it back up in the near future.

FYI, Detroit got a republican mayor in 2014, for the first time in about 50 years. Crime dropped in 2015, 2016, and 2017
So yeah, they'll probably take credit. They kind of have a good argument for it... Not saying it's an especially good argument, since it's just an extension of the downward trend from the last couple decades... but it's an argument they can use.


Mike Duggan is a democrat.
 
2018-01-04 12:37:05 AM  

shastacola: Mike Duggan is a democrat.


yeah, just came back to say that i screwed up.
either i need more sleep or more booze (currently working on one, then the other)
don't know what i was thinking
 
2018-01-04 04:24:22 AM  
If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents

Miami in 2014 was 81 per 100,000 residents.  Which is to say, twice that of Detroit today.

Houston, as of last year, was 301 murders per 100,000 residents.  Which is to say, more than three times that of Detroit.

But hey, let's not let any inconvenient facts get in the way of your misconceptions.
 
2018-01-04 06:24:17 AM  

NephilimNexus: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents

Miami in 2014 was 81 per 100,000 residents.  Which is to say, twice that of Detroit today.

Houston, as of last year, was 301 murders per 100,000 residents.  Which is to say, more than three times that of Detroit.

But hey, let's not let any inconvenient facts get in the way of your misconceptions.


With a population of 2.2 million that would be  over 6,600 murders.   The total for the year was 302 for all of Houston which is about 13 per 100,000.

/math is hard
 
2018-01-04 12:15:53 PM  

NephilimNexus: If the preliminary statistic for 2017 holds, it puts the city's homicide rate at 39.7 per 100,000 residents

Miami in 2014 was 81 per 100,000 residents.  Which is to say, twice that of Detroit today.

Houston, as of last year, was 301 murders per 100,000 residents.  Which is to say, more than three times that of Detroit.

But hey, let's not let any inconvenient facts get in the way of your misconceptions.


or math. let's not get math in the way of YOUR misconceptions.
you really don't know what "per 100,000" means, do you?
 
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