Where is the most dangerous neighborhood in America?
According to data compiled by Dr. Andrew Schiller and www.NeighborhoodScout.com, the most dangerous neighborhood in the United States is Cincinnati, Ohio's "Brewery District."
The cities with the top 20 dangerous neighborhoods in the United States are:
- Cincinnati, Ohio (Central Pky./Liberty St.)
- Chicago, Ill. (State St./Garfield Blvd.)
- Miami, Fla. (7th Ave./North River Dr.)
- Jacksonville, Fla. (Beaver St./Broad St.)
- Baltimore, Md.(North Ave./Belair Rd.)
- Kansas City, Mo. (Bales Ave./30th St.)
- Memphis, Tenn. (Warford St./Mount Olive Rd.)
- Kansas City, Mo. (Forest Ave./41st St.)
- Dallas, Texas (Route 352/Scyene Rd.)
- Richmond, Va. (Church Hill)
- Memphis, Tenn. (Bellevue Blvd./Lamar Ave.)
- Dallas, Texas (2nd Ave./Hatcher St.)
- Springfield, Ill. (Cook St./11th St.)
- St. Louis, Mo. (14th St./Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.)
- Little Rock, Ark. (Roosevelt Rd./Bond St.)
- Philadelphia, Pa. (Broad St./Dauphin St.)
- Tampa, Fla. (Amelia Ave./Tampa St.)
- New York, N.Y. (St. Nicholas Ave./125th St.)
- Chicago, Ill. (66th St./Yale Ave.)
- Baltimore, Md. (Orleans St./Front St.)
Using FBI data from 17,000 different agencies Dr. 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.
Key indicators of a "dangerous neighborhood" are:
- Non-negligent manslaughter
- Forcible rape
- Armed robbery
- Aggravated assault
Other crimes like date rape, domestic assault and child abuse (not classified as aggravated), and petty theft were excluded from the data. Property crimes, however, were incorporated in to the rating given to the various neighborhoods identified in the study.
For more information, log on to www.NeighborhoodScout.com.