On July 18, Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. Here’s a look at the city since the filing.
July 17, 2013 On July 18, Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy when state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge for municipal bankruptcy protection. The city, which was the nation’s fourth-largest in the 1940s, with nearly 2 million inhabitants, has seen its population plummet to 700,000 as residents fled rising crime and deteriorating basic services, taking their tax dollars with them. Paul Sancya/AP Buy Photo