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Detroit Gun Violence

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A new study suggests gun violence tends to go down when abandoned buildings are demolished. The study focused on Detroit.

Researchers saw an 11% drop in gun-related violence in areas with more than six building demolitions. They found areas with six to 12 demolitions had the greatest reduction in gun violence.

The University of Michigan and Harvard University team used pre-existing data from the state. Marc Zimmerman of the University of Michigan was part of the study.

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Detroit’s Fourth of July long weekend is off to a violent start, with police reporting at least ten shooting incidents across the city Thursday night into Friday morning.

Most of the shootings appear to have resulted from interpersonal disputes. They started with a non-fatal shooting during an argument at a fireworks display around 11:30 p.m.

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When someone dies by gun violence in Detroit, it costs state and local governments $1.6 million.

That's according to a new report released by the local non-profit organization, Force Detroit.

The Detroit Cost Per Shooting report also finds that each gunshot injury in Detroit costs $1.1 million.