DETROIT (WJBK) — Detroit Police will announce later this week the homicide numbers for 2011. They will be 344. That’s up from 308 in 2010, an increase of 36 bodies or 10 percent.
However, there is another category of homicide that is not in those numbers. This is called justifiable homicide. That’s when a citizen takes the life of another because he fears for his own life.
In 2010, Detroit reported 19 such homicides, almost 10 percent of the country’s total. Last year, it ballooned up to 34. That’s 15 bodies or an 80 percent increase. Citizens killing citizens because they’re afraid. What does this mean?