December 22, 2014 at 12:01 am

Continuing coverage: The crime crisis in Detroit

The embattled Detroit Police Department is on the brink of its worst crisis, Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee says. With an 18 percent budget cut for the police department in the wings, "We're at a tipping point in Detroit this is probably the most challenging time in the city's history," Godbee said. This occasional series examines crime in Detroit, its impact on the region and the struggle to find solutions.

    • Jul. 13, 2012
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Persistent violence fosters fear, frustration in Detroit

    Thursday's fatal carjacking is the latest example of violence in the city that's already had more than 160 murders this year.

    • Jul. 5, 2012
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Amid cuts, Detroit gets police help

    Detroit Police are getting some patrol help from their brothers in blue -- and brown. Michigan State Police troopers and Wayne County Sheriff's deputies will be deployed to Detroit to aid with violent crime prevention and traffic enforcement.

    • Jun. 8, 2012
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Police cuts loom as Detroit struggles to curb violence

    The fight against crime in Detroit has reached a critical stage, experts say, with massive police budget cuts looming in a town that's already the most violent big city in the country.

    • Jun. 8, 2012
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Residents: Criminals getting bolder

    Detroit -- A spate of recent brazen crimes has residents and business owners concerned that criminals in Detroit are becoming bolder than ever.

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