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THE RUINS OF DETROIT


DETROIT - DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND CRIME RATES

Year White Black % White of Total Population % Black of Total Population Reported Criminal Homicides Annual Criminal Homicide Rate per 100,000 Residents Robbery (Total) Annual Number of Robberies per 100,000 Residents
1930 1440.141 120.068 92.3% 7.7% 70 4.5 1629 104
1940 1472.662 149.119 90.8% 9.2% 80 4.9 1887 116
1950 1545.847 303.721 83.6% 16.4% 113 6.1 2320 125
1960 1182.97 487.174 70.8% 29.2% 172 10.3 3988 239
1970 838.877 660.428 56.0% 44.0% 495 32.7 23038 1537
1980 420.529 758.468 35.7% 64.3% 502 42.2 14797 1255
1990 221.932 778.456 22.2% 77.8% 582 56.6 13010 1300
2000 116.599 787.687 12.3% 82.8% 396 41.6 7868 870

Notes: 
Crime Data from Federal Bureau of Investigation annually published "Uniform Crime Reports".  Uniform Crime Reports from 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1981, 1990 and 2000.
Population statistics from the US Census data 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1990 and 2000.

Between 1950 and 2000:
 
During the 1960's, Detroit's homicide rate rose 217% and the robbery rate rose 539%. 

HIGHLAND PARK - DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND CRIME RATES

Year White Population Black Population % White of Total Population % Black of Total Population Criminal Homicide (Total) Annual Criminal Homicide Rate per 100,000 Residents Robbery (Total) Annual Number of Robberies per 100,000 Residents
1940 49.475 1.292 97.5% 2.5% 1 2 39 77
1950 42.403 3.99 91.4% 8.6% 2 4.3 41 88
1960 29.9 8.163 78.6% 21.4% 1 2.6 103 271
1970 15.293 19.609 43.8% 56.2% 13 37.2 585 1676
1980 3.996 22.936 14.8% 85.2% 24 89.1 388 1441
1990 1.309 18.7 6.5% 93.5% 21 105.0 376 1879
2000 0.819 15.647 4.9% 93.3% 11 66.8 247 1500

Notes: 
Crime Data from Federal Bureau of Investigation annually published "Uniform Crime Reports".  Uniform Crime Reports from 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1981, 1990 and 2000.
Population statistics from the US Census data 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000.

Between 1940 and 2000:

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