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Old 04-23-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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Ok, so my family is especially thrilled that I am moving near Detroit now...NOT! I just heard the list on the Today show of the Most Sinful cities. Detroit ranked number 1 in the country as having the most murders per capita (47). That is not good.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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That's very old news! You say your moving near Detroit, if your not in the actual city of Detroit than don't worry about it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Totally agree. You obviously haven't been to Detroit yet. There borders of the city are more than just city borders; they separate crime and non crime, types of people, and cultures of people. (In many cases).
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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Totally agree. You obviously haven't been to Detroit yet. There borders of the city are more than just city borders; they separate crime and non crime, types of people, and cultures of people. (In many cases).
You are right, I have yet to visit the city. And the segment on the today show detailed the Forbes magazine list...not the usual crime in America list. I also know that Detroit is one of the few cities that actuallly shares their stats, where are most major cities won't, so the acuracy level is questionable.
I am not really worried. But can you tell me what type of crime are they referring to ? Is it all gang related? That is bad enough, but I mean is it more centralized to certain areas?
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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You are right, I have yet to visit the city. And the segment on the today show detailed the Forbes magazine list...not the usual crime in America list. I also know that Detroit is one of the few cities that actuallly shares their stats, where are most major cities won't, so the acuracy level is questionable.
I am not really worried. But can you tell me what type of crime are they referring to ? Is it all gang related? That is bad enough, but I mean is it more centralized to certain areas?
Are you moving into Detroit City Limits?? Or the suburbs?
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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I wouldn't worry about too many of the suburbs. The only really bad city that isn't Detroit is Highland Park. Ecorse and River Rouge aren't great but I've never felt threatened in them. Frankly I've never felt threatened in Detroit. Inkster has problems too. This is an exception since it is a few miles from Detroit borders. Frankly I'd rather be some of the seemly areas of Detroit over those in Inkster. Anywhere else is pretty much safe. There are of course vast differences between the wealth of suburbs, but I'd say the great majority are safe enough to live in (though some people may beg to differ, like those proposing 16 Mile is the new 8 Mile.)

The crime in Detroit, in my experience of watching Detroit news for years and years, can sometimes be sort of random, though a great deal of the violent crime is not random. It is drug or fight related between individuals. Now stray bullets, angry tenants, etc can happen. It's not like people are roaming the streets shooting up houses at will.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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proposing 16 Mile is the new 8 Mile.
Ok...so this worries me, since Troy is on 16 mile road....and that is probably where I am moving to.
Granted I am nothing but a hayseed, but an 8 miles difference seems like very little here.

This is why I value this forum: I can get valuable information from those who actually live in the area and know what it is like.

I don't want to live somewhere that it is unsafe for children to play outside, or to go for walks. I know you have to be careful everywhere, but there are places to definitely avoid. But as a new arrival to the area I would be unaware of these places.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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I was pretty sure Memphis, TN. had won that dubious honor. Just watch the TV show 'The First 48". That homicide showcase is camped out here becuse the action....is everyday.
And AGAIN, unfortunately its inner city & drug related. the ~Burbs~ are always different....but your kids will see it on TV - and hear about it in school.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Ok...so this worries me, since Troy is on 16 mile road....and that is probably where I am moving to.
Granted I am nothing but a hayseed, but an 8 miles difference seems like very little here.

This is why I value this forum: I can get valuable information from those who actually live in the area and know what it is like.

I don't want to live somewhere that it is unsafe for children to play outside, or to go for walks. I know you have to be careful everywhere, but there are places to definitely avoid. But as a new arrival to the area I would be unaware of these places.
I was just mentioning the 16 Mile thread. I think it is a complete load of BS, since I live off Ford Rd which is the 0 mile. I've lived a very happy life here, and unless its outside the metro area, I won't ever be living north of 16 Mile. I was shocked when I read about this person thinking anything below 16 Mile is bad (along with offended and angry!) I think THAT person was the one who is uneducated on what anything is outside of his idealistic bubble.

As I mentioned in my last post, most every suburb is completely FINE. I mentioned that the only one I really would not want to live in is Inkster, but that said I would have no problem being close to Inkster in Garden City, Westland, etc. In fact I live about a mile and a half from Inkster now. Also Highland Park, but that's more a neighborhood of Detroit at this point. Everything else is a great place to live, including Troy where you might live. It was announced that it is one of the safest cities in the nation. So worry not!
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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I was just mentioning the 16 Mile thread. I think it is a complete load of BS, since I live off Ford Rd which is the 0 mile. I've lived a very happy life here, and unless its outside the metro area, I won't ever be living north of 16 Mile. I was shocked when I read about this person thinking anything below 16 Mile is bad (along with offended and angry!) I think THAT person was the one who is uneducated on what anything is outside of his idealistic bubble.

As I mentioned in my last post, most every suburb is completely FINE. I mentioned that the only one I really would not want to live in is Inkster, but that said I would have no problem being close to Inkster in Garden City, Westland, etc. In fact I live about a mile and a half from Inkster now. Also Highland Park, but that's more a neighborhood of Detroit at this point. Everything else is a great place to live, including Troy where you might live. It was announced that it is one of the safest cities in the nation. So worry not!
I agree, I found that the 16 mile thread reads as very racist and ridiculous to me. I also live off Ford road and I am in the city of Detroit. I live in a well kept neighborhood of young families, I walk up to the corner store at night. I also spend my free time downtown and midtown. I've never even been near a crime, nor has anyone I know. Every city has ghetto areas, Detroit has more, but many areas of the city are safe and the suburbs are certainly safe except inkster and Highland park as Cardwellave stated.

You can't judge by mile roads. Ferndale right at 9 mile is very nice with people walking around enjoying the downtown.

Anyone who is not a criminal and avoids associating with criminals should not fear living in metro Detroit. It's a nice place full of good people.
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