Most Dangerous’ Neighborhoods In US Ranked   Leave a comment

Chicago has the dubious distinction of holding four places on a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the nation.Using crime data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, NeighborhoodScout.com made a list of areas with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in the United States.The nation’s worst neighborhood, according to the study, is in Cincinnati.The study’s author, geographer Dr. Andrew Schiller, said the calculation gives people a better way to understand the “climate” of crime in particular in sections of cities.”It’s better to understand the climate rather than the weather. It’s very important to have a sense of risk for somebody in a particular location rather than a more pedestrian counting of what happened last week,” Schiller said.In addition to stats provided by the FBI, NeighborhoodScout.com collected data from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies. Schiller and his team looked at key indicators as identified within the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. Incidents and rates per 1,000 people in a neighborhood population for specific violent crimes were then calculated.Here is the list:

  1. Cincinnati, Ohio (Central Pky./Liberty St.)
  2. Chicago (State St./Garfield Blvd.)
  3. Miami, Fla. (7th Ave./North River Dr.)
  4. Jacksonville, Fla. (Beaver St./Broad St.)
  5. Baltimore (North Ave./Belair Rd.)
  6. Kansas City, Mo. (Bales Ave./30th St.)
  7. Memphis, Tenn. (Warford St./Mount Olive Rd.)
  8. Kansas City, Mo. (Forest Ave./41st St.)
  9. Dallas, Texas (Route 352/Scyene Rd.)
  10. Richmond, Va. (Church Hill)
  11. Memphis, Tenn. (Bellevue Blvd./Lamar Ave.)
  12. Dallas, Texas (2nd Ave./Hatcher St.)
  13. Springfield, Ill. (Cook St./11th St.)
  14. St. Louis (14th St./Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.)
  15. Little Rock, Ark. (Roosevelt Rd./Bond St.)
  16. Philadelphia (Broad St./Dauphin St.)
  17. Tampa, Fla. (Amelia Ave./Tampa St.)
  18. New York City (St. Nicholas Ave./125th St.)
  19. Chicago (66th St./Yale Ave.)
  20. Baltimore (Orleans St./Front St.)
  21. Cleveland (Cedar Ave./55th St.)
  22. Orlando, Fla. (East-West Expy/Orange Blossom Trl.)
  23. Detroit (Mount Elliott St./Palmer Ave.)
  24. Chicago (Wallace St./58th St.)
  25. Chicago (Winchester, Ave./60th St.)
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Posted 25 June 2009 by chrismmm in Uncategorized

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