Is Detroit as dangerous as people say it is?

My brother and his wife live in Windsor, Ontario and my girlfriend and I go down to visit every so often (we are from Toronto), and we usually go down to the waterfront to see the Detroit skyline, but we have never actually gone across to Detroit. We are going down this weekend, and we were thinking of going over... show more My brother and his wife live in Windsor, Ontario and my girlfriend and I go down to visit every so often (we are from Toronto), and we usually go down to the waterfront to see the Detroit skyline, but we have never actually gone across to Detroit. We are going down this weekend, and we were thinking of going over to Detroit but my brother and his wife insist that it's dangerous there. I have heard all the stereotypes of Detroit, but are they actually true? If we went downtown, to the park or Belle Isle, would it really be dangerous?
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