80s Compton vs. current Detroit?

which was worse in terms of crime rate? i know compton isnt so bad now, but what about it in the 80s compared to detroit in the present?

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  • jose
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    8 years ago
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    As for murders, there has been 1 murder in Compton so far this year (there were 5 murders last year in the same time) while in Detroit there has been 49 murders (as Feb 26, 2012). Compton population is roughly about 100,000 residents, while Detroit population is about 700,000 residents. There are many factors that have contributed to the reduction of crime in Compton: change of demographics, new technology used by the law enforcement, social services, culture and many more factors.

    Last year there were 344 murders in Detroit; however, in 1985 in Compton there were 57 murders and in 1990 there were 82 murders. In the 1990 and 1980 Compton had a population around 90,000 residents. In 1985, in Compton there were 64 murders per 100,000 people and in 1990 there were 91 murders per 100,000 people. In 2010, Detroit has 35 (34.4) murders per 100,000 people lower than what Compton had in 1985 but higher compare to present Compton. Astonishing for the time period---economic recession--in Detroit there were 616 robberies per 100,000 people; however, in 1985, Compton had 1,276 robberies per 100,000 people. I am not familiar with the city of Detroit neighborhoods; the murder rate might be higher in some parts of the city and lower in other parts. Also I do not know if we could compare Compton crime rate of the 1980s and early 1990s with today's crime rate of Detroit because there are more factors that one must dismantle and compare it with those of Compton's. I have also notice that some crime in Detroit have been dropping. But let’s remember this numbers are based from crime reported to the law enforcement agencies.

    ---Detroit----

    Crime rates (2010)

    Crime type Rate* per 100,000 people

    Homicide: 34.4

    Forcible rape: 45.0

    Robbery: 615.7

    Aggravated assault: 1,192.1

    ----Compton---

    Crime rates (1985)

    Crime type Rate* per 100,00 people

    Homicide: 62.9

    Forcible rape: 154.4

    Robbery 1,276.2

    Aggravated assault 1,299.4

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  • 4 years ago

    RE:

    80s Compton vs. current Detroit?

    which was worse in terms of crime rate? i know compton isnt so bad now, but what about it in the 80s compared to detroit in the present?

    Source(s): 80s compton current detroit: https://trimurl.im/a6/80s-compton-vs-current-detro...
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  • 3 years ago

    Compton Ca Crime Rate

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    Compton Crime Rate

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  • 8 years ago

    Detroit was worse in the 70's and 80's then it is now. But it is still USA's most dangerous city.

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