Urban Renewal

Fighting Crime in Detroit


Detroit tops the FBI’s list for violent crimes in U.S. cities with populations of 300,000 or more. Yet the return of young professionals to the city’s downtown has helped lead to safer streets. For example, major crimes in the popular midtown area have dropped 38 percent from 2008 to 2011. Below, a closer look.

Photographs by Paul Sancya/AP Photo; Brett Mountain/Polaris; Mary Jo Boughton/Getty Images; Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(2); Dave Jordano
Applegate is a contributing graphics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek. Follow him on Twitter @evanapplegate.
Yanofsky is a multimedia designer for Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com.

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