How Dangerous is Detroit for tourists?

Asked by alex_lanigan1992, Detroit, MI Mon Mar 4, 2013

I am staying in the Corktown Inn and how dangerous is the surrounding area.

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Elizabeth Ni…, Agent, Clinton Twp, MI
Thu Mar 21, 2013
How dangerous are any big cities? I agree with realtor Robert below. Not a question a Realtor should be asked. Check with law enforcement for any concerns pertaining to crime statistics.
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Chris Mitche…, , Auburn Hills, MI
Thu Apr 11, 2013
Just be attentive of your surroundings and you will be fine. If a place looks sketchy, they don't go! Many great places in Detroit to visit, but plenty of bad areas too. Much like any city.

If you are in the downtown area, you should be ok as long as you keep with another person. That area is a bit safer for tourists. Wandering into the neighborhoods, and particularly on the west side, is poor idea, steer clear.
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Russ Ravary, Agent, Commerce Township, MI
Sat Mar 9, 2013
Realtor's can answer that question. If you stay in the general business district during the daytime you should have no issues. Stay where the people are. Don't get off the beaten path or go off by yourself. Be aware of your surroundings.
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Robert Visin…, Agent, Huntington Woods, MI
Mon Mar 4, 2013
Hi Alex,

Sorry to say, Realtor's can not answer that question.
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Hi Alex
Detroit is not the bad place the national media makes it out to be. Im not familiar with the Corktown Inn, but am very familiar with that area. You should definitely check out Slow's BBQ on Michigan Avenue near Trumbull. You are a short cab ride away from a lot of the attractions

Casinos, Mexican Town, Campus Martius, the Renaissance Center, Greektown, New Center, the Entertainment District near the stadium etc.

As a tourist you should definitely check those places out. All are pretty safe during the day. At nighttime you're best off hanging near Greektown or the Entertainment district. Not that the other areas are that bad, just these areas offer a lot and are very well lit and safe, aside from the occasional pan handler.

Hope you enjoy the D!
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