A recent article presented in a blog by a Detroit father at
"In a recent study by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, comparing statistics for its Kids Count report, the organization reported that Detroit ranks No.1 in unmarried births among the nations 50 largest cities. Of the 16,729 babies born in Detroit in 1997, 13,574 were black, 1,679 were white and 817 were Hispanic. Seventy-one percent were born to unmarried mothers. This
compared with a state average of 33 percent and a 50-city average of 43
" Detroit is the worst offender on our list of America's most dangerous cities,
thanks to a staggering rate of 1,220 violent crimes committed per 100,000 "