By Sara Powers

(CBS DETROIT) – Detroit’s mission to lower crime doesn’t seem to be paying off as much as previously thought.

Newly released statistics from the FBI rank the city as the second most violent among big cities in the country.

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In 2020, Detroit Police reported a little over 14,000 violent crimes, with a population of just 639,000.

That’s about 2,200 crimes, per 100,000 people.

It’s also 10% higher than in 2019.

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Only Memphis tops that number, coming in at number one on the list.

A ‘violent crime’ can include assault, robbery, rape, or homicide.

Lansing also ranks 9th, with about 1,700 violent crimes last year.

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