Skip to comments.NeighborhoodScout’s ® Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America
Posted on 04/30/2013 6:31:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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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My travels with the Postal Service took me to every single one of these really bad neighborhoods where I would end up actually being on the streets at 2 AM (After work) and sometimes looking for an open restaurant on foot. There's always one the criminal elite hang out at ~ usually chili ~ sometimes spaghetti ~ the only time I was ever shot at was on College Avenue just North of Washington Street ~ hillbillies on both sides of the street decided to have a shootout as I drove through.
All in all I"d say America is getting more stable, if not better ~ all these places were bad then, they're still bad, but Indianapolis is better. The good guys are winning.
Wonder how many of these are sanctuary cities?
Different ethnicity ~
EEEK....I stayed in West Memphis, AR in the Super 8 near one of the TOP 25 Dangerous Neighborhoods. I was in town for a Liberty Bowl game a few yrs ago. Did not get mugged or shot....but caught a nasty flu bug
Hot Damn! For once California is out of the running.
I had a difficult time finding a current list of sanctuary cities. I believe the top two on the list are sanctuaries. I was wondering whether refusal to enforce the law sends a message about softness on crime more than I was wondering about ethnicity of perps.
Seems to be a common thread among the top 25 most dangerous cities....just can’t quite put my finger on it....hummm...
DETROIT PODIUM SWEEP!!! YESSSSS!!! Break out the champagne!
Very surprised that Newark isn’t on the list. Had a cabdriver take me, I am convinced, down the worst street in Newark on purpose to scare the daylights out of me. He succeeded.
Only because, just like its school tests scores, Baltimore cheats “Norf” Avenue in Baltimore city did not make the list.
Huh. I wonder what all of these geographically diverse areas have in common?
I am surprised there are no areas in New Port News or Hampton on the list.
When I worked in Tidewater, Va., there were neighborhoods you went to only in the early morning.
Gee, nothing in the places I hang out...Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.
I lived one block from Mack and Helen and it was tough.
After I got my first degree I moved to Gratiot and Hazelwood a few blocks from Rosemary.
Then I left for Ann Arbor for degree # 2
Oh, please. Don't pretend you don't know. It's those damned Amish again.
There’s nothing in Maryland or Virginia that can hold a candle to Indianapolis, Chicago and Detroit!!!
All in all, to paraphrase Fields, I'd rather spend a week, one weekend, in Philadelphia.
“Hot Damn! For once California is out of the running.”
Yes, and when you open the file on the “100 Safest Cities” California has 23 (and I live in one of them).
OTOH it would be interesting to know the “ethnic makeup” of the 100 worst. The top of the “hit parade” for California is Oakland. Which hasn’t had a white mayor (that is excluding Jerry Brown who is California’s answer to Bill Clinton) since 1972 if my memory serves me correctly.
Has anyone done a racial over;ay?
I worked in Newark for 9 years..all hours of the day. You never get use to it.....it’s better if you don’t
I’ve been to all of those places. I know who lives there.
Wonder how many of these are sanctuary cities?”
Certainly Houston - home of Sheila Jackson Lee - is one and has is on the list twice - ranked no. 6 and no. 15. The Mayor is a gay Democrat, Chief of Police is a Democrat and has already stated he would support the Federal position and Obama on gun control.
Also has one of the largest Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States located very close to the University of Houston. Took some classes there about twenty years ago at night but even then would never go anywhere by myself. Now I’m not sure I would walk in any of the surrounding areas even accompanied by several people. Very close to MLK Boulevard.
Ah, modern wickedness has left old fashioned crime in the dust. Indy is just behind the times.
Detroit wins 5 to 4 Over Chicago for the Nation’s biggest compilation of $h!tholes!
Listen up! Chicago’s Amish will hold the record for this year once again.
We are not the second city in crime. I’ll put our Amish against your Amish and let it play out. Win win all around.
“Theres nothing in Maryland or Virginia that can hold a candle to Indianapolis, Chicago and Detroit!!!”
Oh yeah? Well I used to work one week out of every six in Memphis and based on my experience, it holds a “candle.” Are you are saying that the Black pussies live in MD and VA?
The guys in the MidAtlantic are church going choir boys who are good to their baby mamas in contrast.
There was a time when they’d gotten 3 mentions in the top 25.
23 of the 100 safest cities are in California, according to the same site:
These are probably not the cities featured in rap songs.
yeah music city has a few rough areas. seems any large metro region does. still it manages to have a per capita murder rate 1/4 of chicago’s.
Competition between the criminal classes is always tight during a recession. I’m surprised there are still some of those guys around.
that’s because the likes of detroit and chicago raised the bar.
Pure unadulterated horse manure.
How can Washington DC not be at the top of the list?
As I understand it, citizens were robbed of over 800 billion dollars there last year. If that isn’t dangerous, I don’t know what is!
Looks like Chicago and Detroit both got four places.
Nashville has wider right of way in the neighborhoods. Just a little bit of openness goes a long way toward driving street crime into automobiles
We took our boys on a 'let's drive through Chi-town' trip several years back. They wanted to get down on the floor ~ the place is intimidating.
Still, in between all the really nasty looking places there are some great neighborhoods with nice folks in them ~ postal workers even. What you need to drive around safely at night is a van with several white people in the back ~ that's interpreted as COPS
i knew you always had a soft spot for mail men.
surely i must not be the only one who thought, when a kid, that the fellow on the lipton tea packaging was a mail man, and that the tea was supposed to be so good that the mail man would stop in to share a cup before continuing on his way...
DC is a quaint suburb of the Fairfax County Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area ~ Fairfax crime statistics help even things out an awful lot~
Yeah, I was just guessing.
Two areas in Houston are supposedly among the lowest income in the U.S., populated by single and/or divorced mothers, more than half of the children living below the poverty line. Employment, when present, is generally in the service or fast food industry. But one is moving from Black toward Spanish dominance, the other has always been predominantly Black.
I would suspect that other inner city high crime areas share many of these common factors.
Ya notice most of the towns are in the Midwest or there abouts?
It’s those Midwest values again!
Over the years i've learned to differentiate between the NE, the MIdwest and the Central South ~ that's where America lives.
The West Coast is another country and it's not all that certain we'll hold onto it.
Absolutely...Most major cities in CA, crime has been dropping dramatically for 13 years or so..
This really pisses some people off.
“The guys in the MidAtlantic are church going choir boys who are good to their baby mamas in contrast.”
You are right about that for certain! Never did understand Tennessee. All that Buford Pusser “standing tall stuff” out in McNairy County where the local LEO corruption is an art form. I remember leaving a bar in Memphis where the local cop turned bouncer told the hostess not to order me a “black cab.”( he used different terminology, but you get the drift)
19th - The part of Flint there is bad, but North side is worse. 10th - That's the part of Saginaw to avoid. 7th - Detroit - Pretty much anywhere on Wyoming Ave is rough.
3rd - Detroit - Gratiot and anywhere once past Eastern Market.
2nd - Detroit - Mack and anywhere that isn't part of Grosse Pointe.
1st - I'd replace this with Dexter/Davison.
Ping city crime stats
There are some bad California schools on the “bad list”... mostly in my old neighborhood, south L.A.
On a funny note, 2 schools named after Obama are on the bad list.
In the industrial Midwest cities, you had everyone moving at the same time in the early 1900's fighting over the same factory jobs and neighborhoods. Blacks, Southerners, Poles, Irish, Italians, Eastern Europeans, Lebanese - not to the mention the Germans and English/Yankees already there.
It's not all that surprising that Jesse Jackson and George Wallace both won in Michigan primaries.
Just about all of south Orange County (949 area code)have made the safest cities list the past two years.
worse would be spelling it male man, let’s not go there.
” soft spot for mail men.”