Increasing Violence in Southfield

Increasing Violence in Southfield

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Kayla Berry


#1 Jun 2, 2006
I was born and raised in Southfield. I can say, growing up on the low end of it, that there has always been crime. But it seems that with each passing month the volume and severity of the crimes have increased and gotten worse. How does everyone else feel?

United States

#2 Oct 3, 2007
I lived in Southfield in 69-76 it was a very nice neighborhood.I always wonder what it looks like now.Can anyone tell me?

Shreveport, LA

#3 Oct 7, 2007
As more and more blacks come into Southfield from Detroit, they bring their Detroit problems:

Gangs, Guns, Drugs, Whores, etc. Decreased land values, poor schools.

You would think if someone could afford to move to the suburbs they would stop acting like ghetto hulligans. But instead the suburbs become the ghetto.

Now you have white people from Southfield moving north to Bloomfield/Commerce to get away from the new ghetto formed by the blacks.

It's sad... but true.


United States

#4 Oct 8, 2007
I was there when the 1st black family moved into Southfield.They bought a house on North Carolina st.they paid more than the house was worth(no equal housing then)They completely remodeled spending big bucks.A few months later the place was raided and the cops found allot of cocaine.In the mean time the neighbors took advantage and sold their homes to other black families.The parents of the kids were good hard working people,their kids definitely had something to prove and brought a chip on their shoulder as well as the ghetto life. So sad indeed.

United States

#5 Oct 9, 2007
When I lived in Southfield the zip code was 48075 the homes were beautiful.People took pride in their homes. What are the homes like now? What is the average price? Are there alot of rentals?

United States

#6 Oct 11, 2007
Did everybody move???

Munruben, Australia

#7 Oct 13, 2007
i grew up on greenfield road and 12 mile road. across the street was southfield and a nice area. i left michigan in 1968 but have gone to visit several times and the whole of michigan looks to be a depressed area. interesting to see the area but i will take san diego with the sun and ocean any day. good luck michigan!

Moorpark, CA

#8 Dec 15, 2007
I grew up on 10 mile and Southfield.I left in 1976.It was predominately white/Jewish.The homes were very nice and well kept.Whats the condition and demographics now?
Thaddeus Buttmunch

Sumter, SC

#9 Aug 20, 2008
grew up in San Marino (12 and Inkster). Racially changed but still well kept up. Relative still lives there but online Eccentric lots of crime stories (donut shop just robbed need more cops in [email protected])

Pontiac, MI

#10 Aug 20, 2008
Southfield is going down the drain, like most of Michigan suburbs close to the Detroit city limits.
It's not a race thing -- it's a value, behavior thing!

Pontiac, MI

#11 Aug 20, 2008
Lived in Southfield from 2003-05; My grandmother from 1947-2003.

Brandon, MS

#12 Aug 20, 2008
i live in southfield as a student at souhfield. Most of negative people at the top are overexaggerating and are racist. the two high schools have a very high graduatin rate. 80 percent of the students move on to higher learning. A large percent of the crime commited in southield come from detroit. Southfied meets none of the requirements to be deemed a ghetto. The racists at the top see black people and automatically think ``Gangs, Guns, Drugs, Whores``, intsead of looking at the bigger picture.

Oak Park, MI

#13 Sep 28, 2008
I have lived in sfld for 40 years,Im appalled at the negative changes that have been occurring. I have a beautiful home that is being surronded by getto dwellers who are living on someone eleses dime or being forclosed. Say that it is not a black thing, you need to open your eyes... Look at the population, look at the crime stats, look at the school scores, face it, until African americans start taking responsibility for their behaviors, raise their kids to act like humans,and respect the neighborhoods that the live in, southfield will soon be like highland park...

Bryant, AR

#14 Nov 17, 2010
I live in southfield and the city is not the same as it was when i moved there in 1980...Blacks have taken over and have ruined the city...with blacks comes I tell my friends, Southfield should be called Detroit North!!!!!The blacks have ruined Detroit, and the blacks will ruin Southfield

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 Dec 26, 2010
I lived in Southfield for v3 years. During this time I saw more problems that involved blacks that were violent and has a complete disregard for the law. They acted like animals and the local police would ignore any confrontation with them. If you live there get ouy now because it is ubsafe

Southfield, MI

#16 Jan 1, 2011
I have lived in southfield for the past 13 years. while it has changed and ther is more crime, the city if far from a ghetto. we have responsive police force that actually solves crimes and ouru city services are great. local politicians still live in the area and actually talk to you. both of my children have come up in the southfield school system and are excellent students. our neighborhood, while having its share of foreclosures, still is very well maintained and neighbors interact. dont believe all that negative comments. there are still many hard working gainfully employed residents and good kids in this city 1888

Southfield, MI

#17 Jan 1, 2011
sorry for the typos, i was typing furiously due to my passion for the subject. rest assured that i am an educated wife and mother and an involved parent and citizen

Norcross, GA

#19 Jul 10, 2011
I'm in GA and this whole thread has an overtly racist tone to it. This is 2011 and racism is still alive and thriving... unbelievable!!

Since: Jun 11

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#20 Jul 11, 2011
anon wrote:
I'm in GA and this whole thread has an overtly racist tone to it. This is 2011 and racism is still alive and thriving... unbelievable!!
its not racist if its true, southfield is a cess pool of drugs and violence

Garden City, MI

#21 Jul 23, 2011
kevin wrote:
When I lived in Southfield the zip code was 48075 the homes were beautiful.People took pride in their homes. What are the homes like now? What is the average price? Are there alot of rentals?
It depends on the area of Southfield that you are looking at Kevin. As you know, it is a large city. The jews have all left, and many of the whites have as well. The housing along the eight mile corridor is no different then around many Detroit neighborhoods. Not as many vacant homes or empty lots yet, but the new residents are working on that as we type. Up in the northern part of the city, it is still pretty decent, but is on a downword slide too. Reports of large groups of young blacks roaming the streets, refusing to clear the road for passing motorists in neighborhoods is a common report. All crime has gone up substantially and the housing prices have tanked throughout the city. Along with these developments in the condition and health of the city one would naturally ask, "whats different? what has changed to cause this?" The single largest change in the last twenty years is that the black population of Southfield has skyrocketed, at the same time that whites and jews have left. But you and I know that is just an excuse the whites make to bash Southfield and the Detroit as a whole. Everyone knows that the more black your city is, the better its run and the safer it is.

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