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Ask Dangerous Lee – Why is Detroit so violent?

Q: Most of my immediate family lives in Houston, and I was talking about how most serial killers come from or pass thru Texas at some point in their careers and my sis pointed out the Detroit has a higher crime rate than Houston. I was unaware so I checked a few stats and not only is Detroit in the top five most violent cities in the U.S. (Houston isn’t even in the top ten), but Flint is right behind Detroit. What do you think about this and why do you think this is happening in your home town? I was really surprised.

Nykos’s Auntie, Houston, TX

A: What do I think about it? It saddens me. Why do I think this is happening? That’s a loaded question that I cannot completely answer. I have no idea why Flint is close to the top of the list of most violent cities, but I’m sure this list is based on population and neither Flint or Detroit has the population of Houston.

On the other hand there are many violent crimes taking place in Flint, but there are also many positive and non violent events happening in Flint. Don’t judge a city by its crime rate. Come visit us and I’m sure you will get home alive.

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About Leigh Langston

I am the woman behind the Dangerous Lee Network and along with helping starving artists get fed I have published some of the best in DIY, How To and Top List content in 50+ categories as well as my short stories, poems, opinion essays and personal blogs. I am also the author of the safe sex erotica anthology, "Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down" and an eBook on the affects of colorism, The Half Series: When Black People Look White.

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