Detroit attorneys are more likely to divorce than lawyers in other major American cities.
According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department, the number of divorces involving Detroit lawyers jumped from 2,723 in 2014 to 2,972 in 2016.
Detroit lawyers were also more likely than those in other cities to receive criminal charges and to go to prison.
In all, Detroit attorneys were arrested for 9,788 felony crimes between 2011 and 2016.
Detroit attorneys are the top-earning city attorneys in the country according to the National Employment Law Project, which tracks the number and type of criminal charges filed against lawyers across the country.
A lawyer can earn $1.5 million or more annually for each year they serve in the office.
The average salary for Detroit attorneys is $1,942 per year, according to a study published in 2015 by the National Center for State Courts and the American Bar Association.
A recent study by the Washington Post and The Associated Press found that a significant number of Michigan lawyers who are seeking divorce are seeking financial relief in the form of settlements.
For example, the Michigan Bar Association reported that more than 3,000 of the roughly 4,000 attorneys in its database had reached a settlement with the state of Michigan.
The average divorce in Detroit is $2 million, according the data compiled by the federal government.
The median divorce in the state is $4 million, though the average divorce for all divorce cases is $11 million.
In a statement, the Detroit Law Department said it did not comment on individual cases.
The law department did not respond to an interview request from MLive.
The data from Michigan law enforcement agencies also showed that the number who were charged with felonies had more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.
In 2016, there were 1,081 felony cases filed against Detroit lawyers, according, to the Federal Sentencing Commission.
In 2015, there had been 1,078.
In Michigan, an attorney can be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for a crime such as aggravated assault, armed robbery, and kidnapping, according.
The FBI and Justice Department data show that the vast majority of criminal cases filed in Michigan in the last five years were related to the deaths of children.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National District Attorneys Association, which represents the District of Columbia, released a report in July 2016 that found that nearly half of all criminal defendants who were arrested and convicted for the crimes of murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, and sexual assault were black.
to the report, the FBI found that black defendants accounted for nearly 60 percent of the people in federal prison in 2016 and that the disproportionate number of black defendants arrested for murders was particularly troubling.
The report also said that black men are almost three times more likely as white men to be incarcerated in federal prisons for murder, robbery, or aggravated assault.
In Detroit, the Justice Center for Racial Justice, which has documented police violence, said that in 2015, nearly 80 percent of Detroit police officers were white.