Editorial

Detroit Homicide Rate isn't the Lowest Since 1967, Despite TV Station's Claim

In an article titled, “Homicide rate in Detroit is lowest since 1967,” MyFoxDetroit reports, “… Detroit is moving in the right direction when it comes to reducing crime.”

For The Record says: The number of homicides in Detroit may be the lowest since 1967 but the murder rate is not at a low point.

There were about 688,701 residents in Detroit last year and 300 homicides. In 1967, Detroit had 281 murders out of a population around 1.6 million. So the actual “homicide rate” is much higher today.