You're talking about the city of Detroit. The article talks about the Metro Detroit area, which means the city as well as the surrounding suburbs (mostly in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb, which are the counties that surround the city). The suburbs, by and large, are good, safe places to live, especially Oakland. The city of Detroit has plenty of problems, there's no denying that, but you do a disservice to the entire region by focusing solely on the city.
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What is it with Apple engineers and 1000 different connectors? Do they have a dongle fetish?
Wasn't Paul Reubens arrested for indulging in his dongle fetish?