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Memo to Mike Duggan: This is the real state of the City of Detroit

By most metrics, Detroit has improved since Mike Duggan was elected in 2013. But has it improved enough?

That’s a gnawing question accompanying Detroit’s comeback and one that Duggan likely will address during his State of the City speech at  7 p.m. Tuesday at the East English Village Preparatory Academy, 5020 Cadieux. The speech is invitation-only but will be broadcast live on television and radio.

Since 2013, crime and poverty are down, while home values and incomes are up. But Duggan took office at a low point in Detroit’s history (the city’s bankruptcy) and issues with crime and neighborhoods remain.

Today, Bridge Magazine looks at key metrics that define the city’s health, and speaks to two experts about the real state of crime and neighborhoods in Detroit.


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