CRIME: Things Can't Be That Bad
While why.i.hate.dc may beg to differ, the crime rates in D.C. don't look that bad in comparison to what can happen in my homestate, Michigan.
From the Detroit Free Press:
Ten people were shot in an eight-hour period during the weekend in Detroit -- a number that police said was not excessive. One teen was dead. One other person was stabbed in the same time frame.
Last Monday, five people were killed in Detroit in a six-hour span.
The violent weekend began Friday evening when a 14-year-old allegedly used a rifle to kill a mentally-impaired man after an argument.
Keep in mind, this all has happened after nine people were shot at the June 24 Freedom Festival fireworks.
"10 are shot in 8 hours in city" [Detroit Free Press]