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Demolitions in Detroit are an important topic related to housing due to the large increase in demolitions starting in 2014. Demolitions can impact a number of issues including blight, property values, community health, and more.

Demolitions and the Community

Exploring the impact of 9398 Demolitions on Neighborhood Level Crime in Detroit, Michigan

Matthew Larson, Yanqing Xu, Leah Ouellet, Charles F. Klahm (2019)

This research paper explores the impact of demolitions between 2010 and 2014 on neighborhood crime in Detroit. The paper found that increased concentrations of demolitions are related to a decrease in total crime, violent crime, and property crime.

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