View Single Post
Old 10-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #2
JayGuevara
Hellbound
 
JayGuevara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Detroit
Posts: 5,799
JayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterJayGuevara is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Now that Mexico is having their own version of the coke epidemic...

Detroit certainly wasn't nice. But I don't think it was really impacted that much by the crack boom or even "gangsta rap" or gheri curls. It was bad in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. And now too.

Personally, I think the real reason crime has decreased since then is only because so many people have left the city. In the 70's, there was over 1.5 million people in the city, in the early 90's, there was about 1 million people. Now there's probably 800,000 people in the city (that's probably a generous estimate), so yeah there's less crime. But is it any safer, or is it just cuz there's less people out there to commit crimes?

Also, considering the city has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, one of the lowest high school graduation rates (at least as far as DPS, I don't know much about the new charter schools to be honest) and one of the highest percentages of population under the poverty line, and that makes people desperate. And desperate people do desperate things.
JayGuevara is offline   Reply With Quote