Detroit Mayor Dave Bing answers a question during a news conference in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Detroit officials say the city had 386 criminal homicides in 2012, up about 12 percent from the previous year. Robberies and car thefts also were up. However, overall crime was down by more than 2.5 percent. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing answers a question during a news conference in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Detroit officials say the city had 386 criminal homicides in 2012, up about 12 percent from the previous year. Robberies and car thefts also were up. However, overall crime was down by more than 2.5 percent. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing answers a question during a news conference in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Detroit officials say the city had 386 criminal homicides in 2012, up about 12 percent from the previous year. Robberies and car thefts also were up. However, overall crime was down by more than 2.5 percent. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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