2. The rise & fall of modern city: Detroit; Will China face the same fate?

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1/15/2011

The Ruin of Detroit

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Appendix 1: THE MULTI-RACIAL DECLINE OF CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

THE RUINS OF DETROIT

Please note: This photographic essay is not meant to imply that all areas of the cities in question resemble the photographs. These pictures merely reflect regions, or suburbs, where White Flight has been the most extreme.

According to the 2000 US census, 88% of Detroit’s population is non-White. This percentage is even higher in the city center. Detroit qualifies as the most ruined city in the USA. In addition to massive White Flight, the non-White residents started the tradition – which has spread to other cities – of “Devil’s Night”. This is the habit or burning down parts of the city on the night before Halloween.

A huge non-White population, combined with annual arson attacks, bankruptcy, crime and decay, have combined to make Detroit – once the USA’s leading automotive industrial center – into a ruin comparable with those of the ancient civilizations – with the cause being identical: the replacement of the White population who built the city, with a new non-White population.


   
   
   

DETROIT – DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND CRIME RATES

Year White Black % White of Total Population % Black of Total Population Reported Criminal Homicides Annual Criminal Homicide Rate per 100,000 Residents Robbery (Total) Annual Number of Robberies per 100,000 Residents
1930 1440.141 120.068 92.3% 7.7% 70 4.5 1629 104
1940 1472.662 149.119 90.8% 9.2% 80 4.9 1887 116
1950 1545.847 303.721 83.6% 16.4% 113 6.1 2320 125
1960 1182.97 487.174 70.8% 29.2% 172 10.3 3988 239
1970 838.877 660.428 56.0% 44.0% 495 32.7 23038 1537
1980 420.529 758.468 35.7% 64.3% 502 42.2 14797 1255
1990 221.932 778.456 22.2% 77.8% 582 56.6 13010 1300
2000 116.599 787.687 12.3% 82.8% 396 41.6 7868 870
Notes: 
Crime Data from Federal Bureau of Investigation annually published “Uniform Crime Reports”.  Uniform Crime Reports from 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1981, 1990 and 2000.
Population statistics from the US Census data 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1990 and 2000.

 

Between 1950 and 2000:

  • Detroit’s overall population decreased 49%, from 1,849,668 to 951,270
  • Detroit’s White population decreased 93%, from 1,545,847 to 116,599
  • Detroit’s Black population increased 159% from 303,721 to 787,687
  • Detroit’s criminal homicide rate increased from 582%, from 6.1 to 41.6 per 100,000 residents annually
  • Detroit’s robbery rate rose from 596%, from 125 to 870 per 100,000 residents annually

 During the 1960s, Detroit’s homicide rate rose 217% and the robbery rate rose 539%. 

HIGHLAND PARK – DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND CRIME RATES

Year White Population Black Population % White of Total Population % Black of Total Population Criminal Homicide (Total) Annual Criminal Homicide Rate per 100,000 Residents Robbery (Total) Annual Number of Robberies per 100,000 Residents
1940 49.475 1.292 97.5% 2.5% 1 2 39 77
1950 42.403 3.99 91.4% 8.6% 2 4.3 41 88
1960 29.9 8.163 78.6% 21.4% 1 2.6 103 271
1970 15.293 19.609 43.8% 56.2% 13 37.2 585 1676
1980 3.996 22.936 14.8% 85.2% 24 89.1 388 1441
1990 1.309 18.7 6.5% 93.5% 21 105.0 376 1879
2000 0.819 15.647 4.9% 93.3% 11 66.8 247 1500
Notes: 
Crime Data from Federal Bureau of Investigation annually published “Uniform Crime Reports”.  Uniform Crime Reports from 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1981, 1990 and 2000.
Population statistics from the US Census data 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000.

 

Between 1940 and 2000:

  • Highland Park’s white population decreased 98%, from 49,475 to 816
  • Highland Park’s black population increased 1111%, from  to 1,292 to 15,647
  • Highland Park’s overall population decreased 303%, from 50,810 to 16,746
  • Highland Park’s criminal homicide rate increased from 3240%, from 2.0 to 66.8 per 100,000 residents annually
  • Highland Park’s robbery rate rose from 1848%, from 77 to 1500 per 100,000 residents annually.

 

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1/15/2011

Detroit Population History

1900 – 1910

  • migration from farms to cities
  • immigrants from eastern europe to Detroit

 

Region 582,236 – 761,481 +30.8%
Detroit 285,704 – 465,766 +63.0%
Michigan 2,420,982 – 2,810,173 +16.1%
US 76,212,168 – 92,228,496 +21.0%
p1900.gif
a1910.gif 1910 – 1920

  • Woodward corridor booms from auto factories

 

Region 761,481 – 1,467,964 +92.8%
Detroit 465,766 – 993,678 +113.3%
Michigan 2,810,173 – 3,668,412 +30.5%
US 92,228,496 – 106,021,537 +15.0%
p1910.gif
a1920.gif 1920 – 1930

  • continued rapid growth
  • Detroit has largest streetcar system

 

Region 1,467,964 – 2,382,195 +62.3%
Detroit 993,678 – 1,568,662 +57.9%
Michigan 3,668,412 – 4,842,325 +32.0%
US 106,021,537 – 123,202,624 +16.2%
p1920.gif
a1930.gif 1930 – 1940

  • Detroit at a turning point
  • growth slowed down

 

Region 2,382,195 – 2,613,844 +9.7%
Detroit 1,568,662 – 1,623,452 +3.5%
Michigan 4,842,325 – 5,256,106 +8.5%
US 123,202,624 – 132,164,569 +7.3%
p1930.gif
a1940.gif 1940 – 1950

  • WWII war-time growth

 

Region 2,613,844 – 3,344,793 +28.0%
Detroit 1,623,452 – 1,849,568 +13.9%
Michigan 5,256,106 – 6,371,766 +21.2%
US 132,164,569 – 151,325,798 +14.5%
p1940.gif
a1950.gif 1950 – 1960

  • Start of Detroit decline
  • Start of Suburban ascendancy
  • Construction of highway systems
  • Dismantling of streetcar systems

 

Region 3,344,793 – 4,181,354 +25.0%
Detroit 1,849,568 – 1,670,144 -9.7%
Michigan 6,371,766 – 7,823,194 +22.8%
US 151,325,798 – 179,323,175 +18.5%
p1950.gif
a1960.gif 1960 – 1970

Region 4,181,354 – 4,736,008 +13.3%
Detroit 1,670,144 – 1,514,063 -9.3%
Michigan 7,823,194 – 8,881,826 +13.5%
US 179,323,175 – 203,302,031 +13.4%
p1960.gif
a1970.gif 1970 – 1980

Region 4,736,008 – 4,682,726 -1.1%
Detroit 1,514,063 – 1,203,368 -20.5%
Michigan 8,881,826 – 9,262,044 +4.3%
US 203,302,031 – 226,542,199 +11.4%
p1970.gif
a1980.gif 1980 – 1990

Region 4,682,726 – 4,590,468 -2.0%
Detroit 1,203,368 – 1,027,974 -14.6%
Michigan 9,262,044 – 9,295,287 +0.4%
US 226,542,199 – 248,709,873 +9.8%
p1980.gif
a1990.gif 1990 – 2000

Region 4,590,468 – 4,833,493 +5.3%
Detroit 1,027,974 – 951,270 -7.5%
Michigan 9,295,287 – 9,938,444 +6.9%
US 248,709,873 – 281,421,906 +13.2%

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