US neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime

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    US neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime

    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.

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    Interesting site........
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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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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...

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by McTufferton View Post
    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.
    I was kind of suprised when I saw the way the neighborhoods are delineated on the site too. The area I live in is denoted by a neighborhood that use to exist 30 years ago, but is now about 5 houses. Even in its heyday, the neighborhood that gives its name to my area was never as large as the area now gearing its name. It might have taken up about 1/10th of the total area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    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.
    I'm not familiar with the areas listed, but I'm not at all surprised, as we have a lot of little towns that are incredibly dangerous. As Phreddy stated, we have a lot of subsidized housing that turn into baby factories. Their families are the gangs that raise them.
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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...

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    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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cayman_shen View Post
    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...
    That's the key to visiting cities...stay in the tourist areas. Washington DC is very safe around the Smithsonian and Monument complex but heaven help you if you wander off into Anacostia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    That's the key to visiting cities...stay in the tourist areas. Washington DC is very safe around the Smithsonian and Monument complex but heaven help you if you wander off into Anacostia.
    Oh I like to wander and so forth, so I get away from the tourist areas a bit. In Memphis I went to some pretty dodgy areas, including abandoned buildings, the train tracks, under bridges...Wal Mart :P I like to explore. But in the DAY.

    And of course whether I FELT unsafe or WAS unsafe are two very, very different things.

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