New FBI crime figures show Detroit’s violent crime rate dropped significantly in the first half of this year.
FBI statistics show violent crimes in Detroit fell by about 8-percent from the first half of 2009.
The biggest reduction was in homicides (28%), which fell from 202 to 146. Robberies were also down about 9%.
The city did see jumps in rapes and arsons.
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee attributes the crime drop to a "data-based approach” to police deployment, and building partnerships with the community.