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Lansing Officials Report 12 Homicides In 2012

Lansing officials say the city had 12 homicides last year, the most since 2008 when it had the same number.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2013

Mayor, Police Chief Respond To Shocking Murder Rates In Detroit

Across the city of Detroit, residents are growing weary of the violence — especially after crime statistics revealed 386 criminal homicides took place in the Motor City during 2012. So, what are city leaders doing about the problem?

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2013

Interim Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan and Mayor Dave Bing report the city's 2012 crime stats. (credit: WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Detroit Records More Than 400 Murders In 2012

Interim Police Chief Chester Logan says America has a problem with guns and Detroit is the epicenter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

Jacob Kudlah’s uncle and aunt stand looking at the spot in a Detroit field where he and a friend were found dead. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting, File)

Biggest Michigan Cities See More Homicides In 2012

Michigan’s two largest cities, Detroit and Grand Rapids, have seen more homicides this year, even though the overall crime rate has remained steady.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2013

ATF Withdraws Additional Agents Brought To Flint

Federal authorities say they’re withdrawing a dozen agents brought to Flint from around the country earlier this year to help deal with the city’s crime rate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2012


Gov. Snyder Has Mixed Success With New Budget

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder got the extra police troopers and summer jobs programs for inner city youths he wanted in the new budget, but he failed to get lawmakers to tie education money to student performance or invest as much as he wanted in health initiatives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2012

AP Photo

Godbee: Putting More Officers On Street A Success So Far

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee said the department is having some success fighting crime by putting more cops on the street and going to 12 hour shifts for officers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

Detroit Murder, Gun Violence Rate Climbing

Detroit police say the murder rate in the city is up 15 percent from last year at this time, with more than 180 homicides as of July 10.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

Violent Crime Numbers Dip In Detroit

It’s positive news for the city of Detroit. The number of violent crimes for the first half of 2010 fell by eight-percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2010

Crime Up In Detroit, Down In Nation

Crime is up in Detroit and a number of suburbs, bucking a national trend showing a decline in violent crime.