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Crime section[edit]

I made Crime its own section instead of a subsection of Demographics, since demography is the study of populations, and the crime section is not. I also moved it further down the article, between media and infrastructure. However, there might be a better place for it.

Given that the crime section also talks about police, should the section be renames "Police and Crime" and moved to the Government section? Sativa Inflorescence (talk) 16:16, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Demographic loss[edit]

This article makes special note of the dramatic loss of population of Detroit. But some other cities have had comparable or greater loss: St. Louis: peak: 1950: 856,796; 2020: 301,578 That city in the 1970s had a greater % loss than any decade in Detroit's history. Youngstown: peak: 1930: 170,002; 2020: 60,068 Gary, Indiana: peak: 1960: 178,320, 2020: 69,093 Flint, Michigan: peak: 1960: 196,940, 2020: 81,252. Consideration of wider context needed. Dogru144 (talk) 20:58, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Detroit does seem to have the largest overall drop, only looking at the number differences. The % also seems slightly higher than the population drops in these other cities. If you have the % loss that St. Louis had in the 1970s, maybe we could add that to the article? 23impartial (talk) 13:42, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]