Detroit's drug raids have dropped 95 percent since peaking in 2012, largely because of voters' decision to legalize recreational marijuana. 3,462 drug raids were conducted by Detroit police in fiscal year 2012. Since then, there has been a decline almost every year. Last year, police conducted 186 drug raids, according to the city's annual financial report. In the past, marijuana raids accounted for a large portion of our drug enforcement activity," said Charles Fitzgerald, assistant chief of the Detroit Police Department. With the legalization of marijuana, the number of such raids has dropped dramatically." Fitzgerald said the way illegal drugs are sold has also changed. Crime remains a problem in Detroit. Nearly three in 10 city residents say they have been victims of crime in the past year, according to a study by the University of Michigan 2021 Detroit Metropolitan Area. According to the FBI, 2021, Detroit has the fifth highest violent crime rate per capita in the United States.
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