Detroit has a ton of vacant houses. In the 1970’s the population of the city was 2 million, now it is 850,000. Most Detroit residents actually live in single family houses, unlike other big cities, large apartment buildings are fairly rare because the city is so enormous. Well, you can imagine what happens when over half of the single family homes are vacant. Many of them are burned or destroyed. People used to do this as a sort of sport on the evening before halloween, but at least that stopped. Arson, is a popular event in these parts though, and the police are so overworked with violent crime that there isn’t much they can do. The ghetto sucks.