The following is from Ypsilanti Police Chief, Tony DeGiusti. He is responding to this article: http://www.heritage.com/articles/2014/09/16/ypsilanti_courier/news/doc5418accf5f9d6784224144.txt
Mr. Lange (Ypsilanti City Manager) has expressed that there has been some concern over an article that appeared in the Ypsilanti Courier last week that reported the City of Ypsilanti as the 5th most dangerous city in Michigan. Unfortunately this is, plainly stated, poor journalism that utilized absolutely zero diligence in checking the research cited in the article.
After speaking with Mr. Lange about this issue we felt that we should share this perspective. We certainly have some challenges in the City and we are not crime free by any standard, but we are far from what was portrayed in this article.
Chief of Police
City of Ypsilanti Police Department