Violent crime dropped in three Michigan cities known for their problems with violence.
Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw have long been ranked high on the FBI’s violent crime list.
But new stats released this week showed violent crime dropped by double-digits in all three cities. From 2014 to 2015, violent crime declined in Detroit (13%), Flint (14.3%) and Saginaw (18.1%).
All three cities have been part of a special Michigan State Police program targeting high-crime areas with stepped-up law enforcement and community engagement.