The mayors of New York and Detroit are squaring off on who has the worst crime.
Lansing officials say the city had 12 homicides last year, the most since 2008 when it had the same number.
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?
Interim Police Chief Chester Logan says America has a problem with guns and Detroit is the epicenter.
Michigan’s two largest cities, Detroit and Grand Rapids, have seen more homicides this year, even though the overall crime rate has remained steady.
Detroit killings are on the rise again, with the city eclipsing last year’s murder total in less than 11 months.
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.
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