The Unemployment And Crime Rate Of Detroit

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Detroit In early 2014 Detroit became the largest U.S city to ever declare bankruptcy. The City’s current poverty rate is horrendous. It has thousands of vacant or abandoned homes, and communities without the expected municipal services. Detroit even shut off the water to thousands of customers who were late or haven’t on their water bill. Detroit also has the highest murder and violent crime rate of any major city in the country. FBI statistics shows that Detroit logged in 316 murders and non-negligent manslaughter last year, with a rate of 45 per 100,000 people. That’s the highest of U.S. cities with more than 200,000 residents and 10 times with national rates. The City also has 14,500 total violent crimes since 2013, and the stats are still going up. The poverty and crime rate in Detroit is destroying families, at the same rebuilding new ones. Most of Detroit families can’t afford their basic needs because of unemployment. According to the Huffington Post “two – thirds of Detroiters can’t afford basic needs like housing, health care and food even when a family member is employed.” According to the Huffington Post studies found out that “40 percent of Michigan households, and 67 percent of Detroit families, are either under the poverty line or what it identifies as "ALICE" -- asset-limited, income-constrained, employed.” Majority of the people who live in Michigan who aren’t technically poor fits the Alice definition. Although the crime rate in Detroit had a 2.5
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