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Detroit Murder Rate Tops In The Nation

DETROIT, (UPI) –  The increase in Detroit’s murder rate during 2012 shows “we’ve just lost respect for each other,” says Mayor Dave Bing.

Some 386 people were killed in Detroit during 2012, the major revealed during a news conference Thursday.

In 2011, officials recorded 344 homicides. If justifiable homicides are included, the number jumps to 411.

“We’ve just lost respect for each other, we’ve lost respect for life,” The Detroit News reports Bing as saying of the murder rate. “And in some kind of way, all of us have to get back involved in this to give back to this next generation.”

The numbers represent a murder rate of 53 for every 100,000 residents, the highest of the nation’s 20 most populous cities.

Police also reported 1,263 non-fatal shootings for the year, a 1.5 percent increase from 2011.

Nationwide, murders have declined for a number of years.

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  • charlie

    This is hard to believe, with all the hard-working, upstanding, independent, Conservative and intelligent people in Detroit.
    By the sound of this article, one would think everyone in Detroit is on the goverment welfare dole.

    • Paul Wells

      Conservative, hard-working, upstanding people in Detroit?? Where?
      Oh, you mean the people who left, after demonrats turned it into a huge cesspool of sewage? Detroit is another victim of collectivist, liberal social engineering, yet the tools of the “progressive” movement shrilly shout from the mountain tops how well it works. You will see more of this coming to your town too, courtesy of left-wing maggots that think to tell you how to live, what you should feel, and attempt to remove all vestiges of critical thought from our world!

      • charlie

        I’m glad someone sees it!


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