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Detroit Schools Report Overall Crime Dropping In District; Only 545 Incidents In 6 Months

The Detroit Public Schools is reporting that overall crime is dropping in the district.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2015

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Overall Detroit Crime Drops In 2014; Criminal Homicides Lowest Since Riots

Detroit became known as the “Murder City” after it logged 714 homicides in 1974.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2015

Detroit police investigate after a 19-year-old man apparently shot his step-father to death. (Credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Police Work To Deal With Recent Violence

Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt said the city saw a “brutal weekend” starting Friday, with 36 shootings and four slayings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2014

Grosse Ile Tops List Of 10 Safest Cities In Michigan

If you’re looking for the safest place in Michigan, you might want to take a trip Downriver.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2014

Blacks Killed In Michigan At 3rd-Highest Rate In US

A black Michigan resident is seven times more likely than the average American to become a homicide victim.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2014

Woman Relives Carjacking Experience, Says Crime In Detroit Is Out Of Hand

A Detroit woman who was recently carjacked says crime in the city has spiraled out of control.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon during happier times -- June, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Mike Duggan, Benny Napoleon Reveal Plans To Reduce Detroit Crime

Less than two months before Detroit’s general election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon are revealing their plans to reduce crime in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2013

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First Priority Of New Police Chief – Lower Crime Rate

Detroit officially gets a new police chief on Monday and James Craig says one of his first priorities is to lower the crime rate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2013

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Bing: Bloomberg’s Murder Rate Remarks ‘Sad And Inappropriate’

The mayors of New York and Detroit are squaring off on who has the worst crime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

This sign advertises custom R.I.P. memorial t-shirts at a Detroit intersection. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Rest In Peace: T-Shirt Biz Makes Money Off Crime Victims In Detroit

He said the shirts — worn at vigils, funerals and demonstrations — fill about 85 percent of his orders today.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2013