I live in the Detroit metro area and the so called reason that there is so much crime is poverty and of course Gov. Engler - D closed the mental institutions. Actually it was President Kennedy - D that signed that bill into law. It also doesn't help with all the corruption coming out i.e. the ex-mayor and "friends". What is really scary is that if our ex-mayor lucks out in court and runs for mayor again the people of Detroit would vote him in. It's called Criminal Culture.