Don't let Detroit's rep as a crime-ridden, violent city that only thugs would dare enter deter you from visiting. While it's true that violent crime has and does happen, and sadly Detroit has been at the top of the list as one of America's most dangerous city, visitors shouldn't lose sleep. Studies have shown that central Detroit is actually quite safe - and visitors shouldn't be overly concerned.

Common sense prevails when visiting any major city - keep an eye on bags, don't walk alone at night, don't carry large amounts of cash. Just be sensible. There are areas of Detroit that visitors should use caution when visiting, however -