Detroit is struggling on many fronts, but perhaps its biggest challenge is stabilizing its population. Fewer than 700,000 people now live in Motor City, down from 1.8 million in the middle of the 20th century.
A sustained comeback might be out of reach unless the city can get out from under its reputation as one of the most dangerous cities in America.
Whether to stay or leave Detroit is something that Michigan Radio reporter Sarah Hulett and her family have been having to grapple with, and right up there on the list of considerations is crime.
This segment aired on July 22, 2014.