THE RUINS OF DETROIT PART ONE

THE RUINS OF DETROIT

Please note: This photographic essay is not meant to imply that all areas of the cities in question resemble the photographs. These pictures merely reflect regions, or suburbs, where White Flight has been the most extreme.

According to the 2000 US census, 88% of Detroit’s population is non-White. This percentage is even higher in the city center. Detroit qualifies as the most ruined city in the USA. In addition to massive White Flight, the non-White residents started the tradition – which has spread to other cities – of “Devil’s Night”. This is the habit or burning down parts of the city on the night before Halloween.

A huge non-White population, combined with annual arson attacks, bankruptcy, crime and decay, have combined to make Detroit – once the USA’s leading automotive industrial center – into a ruin comparable with those of the ancient civilizations – with the cause being identical: the replacement of the White population who built the city, with a new non-White population.


DETROIT – DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND CRIME RATES

Year

White

Black

% White of Total Population

% Black of Total Population

Reported Criminal Homicides

Annual Criminal Homicide Rate per 100,000 Residents

Robbery (Total)

Annual Number of Robberies per 100,000 Residents

1930

1440.141

120.068

92.3%

7.7%

70

4.5

1629

104

1940

1472.662

149.119

90.8%

9.2%

80

4.9

1887

116

1950

1545.847

303.721

83.6%

16.4%

113

6.1

2320

125

1960

1182.97

487.174

70.8%

29.2%

172

10.3

3988

239

1970

838.877

660.428

56.0%

44.0%

495

32.7

23038

1537

1980

420.529

758.468

35.7%

64.3%

502

42.2

14797

1255

1990

221.932

778.456

22.2%

77.8%

582

56.6

13010

1300

2000

116.599

787.687

12.3%

82.8%

396

41.6

7868

870

Notes:
Crime Data from Federal Bureau of Investigation annually published “Uniform Crime Reports”.  Uniform Crime Reports from 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1981, 1990 and 2000.
Population statistics from the US Census data 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1990 and 2000.

Between 1950 and 2000:

  • Detroit’s overall population decreased 49%, from 1,849,668 to 951,270
  • Detroit’s White population decreased 93%, from 1,545,847 to 116,599
  • Detroit’s Black population increased 159% from 303,721 to 787,687
  • Detroit’s criminal homicide rate increased from 582%, from 6.1 to 41.6 per 100,000 residents annually
  • Detroit’s robbery rate rose from 596%, from 125 to 870 per 100,000 residents annually

 During the 1960s, Detroit’s homicide rate rose 217% and the robbery rate rose 539%. 

HIGHLAND PARK – DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND CRIME RATES

Year

White Population

Black Population

% White of Total Population

% Black of Total Population

Criminal Homicide (Total)

Annual Criminal Homicide Rate per 100,000 Residents

Robbery (Total)

Annual Number of Robberies per 100,000 Residents

1940

49.475

1.292

97.5%

2.5%

1

2

39

77

1950

42.403

3.99

91.4%

8.6%

2

4.3

41

88

1960

29.9

8.163

78.6%

21.4%

1

2.6

103

271

1970

15.293

19.609

43.8%

56.2%

13

37.2

585

1676

1980

3.996

22.936

14.8%

85.2%

24

89.1

388

1441

1990

1.309

18.7

6.5%

93.5%

21

105.0

376

1879

2000

0.819

15.647

4.9%

93.3%

11

66.8

247

1500

Notes:
Crime Data from Federal Bureau of Investigation annually published “Uniform Crime Reports”.  Uniform Crime Reports from 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1981, 1990 and 2000.
Population statistics from the US Census data 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000.

Between 1940 and 2000:

  • Highland Park‘s white population decreased 98%, from 49,475 to 816
  • Highland Park‘s black population increased 1111%, from  to 1,292 to 15,647
  • Highland Park‘s overall population decreased 303%, from 50,810 to 16,746
  • Highland Park‘s criminal homicide rate increased from 3240%, from 2.0 to 66.8 per 100,000 residents annually
  • Highland Park‘s robbery rate rose from 1848%, from 77 to 1500 per 100,000 residents annually.

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