Murder Rate

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

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950) File

Detroit Homicides Drop In 2013: “We Are All Fed Up … The Violence Is Over”

As 2013 wraps-up, Detroit will record the city’s fewest number of criminal homicides in several years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2013

Detroit Police James Craig speaks to officers. (credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ, File)

Police Chief Acknowledges Detroit’s Ranking As 2nd Most Violent City

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says putting officers back on 8-hour days will help.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

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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

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

Police on the scene following a murder at a Detroit gas station in January, 2012. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Detroit Surpasses Homicide Total From Last Year

Detroit killings are on the rise again, with the city eclipsing last year’s murder total in less than 11 months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/29/2012

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