Detroit Strong

This past week the Boston Red Sox won their third World Series within the past decade. Throughout the Series, there were many allusions to the “Boston Strong” theme, a theme that was borne in response to the Boston Marathon bombing. The bombing was a tragedy that took three lives and injured almost 300 people while shattering the normal calm of a great American city.

In 2012 there were close to 400 homicides in the city of Detroit. According to, the most dangerous neighborhood in the country is located in Detroit, with an astounding one-in-seven chance of being a victim of violent crime. The second most dangerous neighborhood? That would also be in Detroit. The third? Unfortunately, yes, Detroit.

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