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Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.
Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America ? 2013 ? Neighborhood Scout
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Several Chicago neighborhoods, which was not a surprise. Also, most were urban - areas where people are more likely to support Democrats and their beliefs / ideas / concerns. Looking at the FBI UCR data on gang violence (which they largely attribute to illicit drug trafficking from Mexico) you would think that the people in those areas would push for more gang control, not gun control, as a way to address that violence.
I have been to 7 of those neighborhoods this year for work (1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 16 & 25) and 2 for family business (17 & 20). There are some rough neighborhoods mentioned.
About a block from #4, I was talking to an older gent at lunch and he mentioned that the bus stop across the street had just been reopened after being closed for 2 years due to a couple of shootings - one drive by that shot a few folks and 1 execution style that killed 1 guy.
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All of the ones in Chicago are on the South Side of town. That is a real shocker.
Very interesting. Two relatively small towns in SC made the top 10!
None of the others surprise me at all. Does anyone know if a Republican is Mayor in any of them? Just curious.
The area of Spartanburg listed, Washington Heights, is a very low income area with a large portion of subsidized housing. The mayor of Spartanburg is quite liberal. This area suffers from the same type of issues that occur in large cities, many families with absentee fathers, idolization of gangster liefstyle...
I'm surprised to see these "areas" so well defined. Both St. Louis locations are blocks of a neighborhood, not a neighborhood in and of itself. If I were to draw the map based on 33 yrs here, I'd circle the entire North side.
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Both of the ones in Memphis are within about a mile from where I work. But, I am not allowed to carry at work or leave my weapon in my car.
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Hey, I just came back from a Memphis vacation...never felt unsafe at all. But I wasn't in either of those places after dark...
Wow, only two spots on the list! /sarcasm
Unfortunately I find myself around one of them at least once or twice a month. (Near Convention Center, where two major freeways meet, and by the Toyota Center.)
And of course whether I FELT unsafe or WAS unsafe are two very, very different things.