A new study reveals Detroit to be the deadliest city in America for kids, more bad news for the bankcrupt, violence-plagued city. As of 2010 (the most recent data available), kids under 18 in Detroit are dying at a rate of 120 per 100,000. At higher risk from the moment they’re conceived, according to the study, Detroit's youth are most often killed by complications from premature birth and violence. Dr. Herman Gray, executive vice president of pediatric health services for the Detroit Medical Center, called the announcement an “emergency” Thursday. “We are losing our future,” he told the press.