The Craig Fahle Show

To Leave or Not to Leave: How Crime Affects A Big Decision for Detroiters

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Six months into Mayor Mike Duggan’s term, how well has crime been handled in the city? What – if any – is the breaking point for families living in Detroit where the crime has become too much? What are the conversations families have around the dinner table or behind closed doors about maintaining residence in Detroit?

These are some of the questions posited in a recent Bridge Magazine article by Michigan Radio Assistant News Director Sarah Hulett, who lives and is raising kids in Detroit. The article is part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative between Bridge, Michigan Radio and WDET.

Hulett is joined by panelists Kim Trent from the Wayne State University board of governors, WDET News Director Jerome Vaughn, to discuss the issues surrounding crime and residency in Detroit. Weigh in below with your own experience living in the city.

Find more coverage of Detroit's bankruptcy and its impact on people and neighborhoods on WDET's Next Chapter Detroit blog.

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