Detroit, Chicago, Zimbabwe, South Africa. Once great places reduced to ashes. Common threads, anyone?
Chicago = Detroit? Ever been to either?
Your post made me curious about demographics, so I visited City-Data. Some interesting facts:
25% drop in Population from 2000-2010!
Median income less than 2/3 of Michigan average.
Whites make up 8% of the population.
Very interesting to me - home sales had a brief jump between the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2009....stimulus money?
In 2011, in all of Detroit, there were 18 single family buiilding permits issued.
The website uses an index to measure crime - the US has a score of 319....Detroit’s is more than triple that at over 1,000.
They come close to averaging one murder a day.
Now this is interesting - they have 3.87 officers per 1,000 people, double the Michigan average of 1.8.
Voted 75% for Obama.