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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

Urban Building Demolitions, Firearm Violence, and Drug Crime

Charles C Branas, Eugenia South, michelle C. Kondo, Bernadette C. Hohl, Philippe Bourgois, Douglas J

This research paper investigates the impact of demolitions on firearms violence and drug crime in Detroit. It found that five demolitions in a block group were related to an 11% reduction in firearm results, but there was no relationship to drug crimes.

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