America's 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

VIDEO: A report claims North Carolinas crime lab helped prosecutors win convictions.
Share
Copy

Where in America are people most likely to be murdered, raped, robbed or have their car stolen?

A new list, based on police reports, says that one Chicago neighborhood – around West Lake Street -- is the most dangerous in America, but also notes that Atlanta is home to four of the 25 worst neighborhoods.

Other hot spots include parts of Las Vegas, Cleveland and Memphis, Tenn.

So why look at neighborhoods and not cities? Well, even the cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, making it less useful to generalize about an entire city.

NeighborhoodScout.com takes crime data from the FBI and from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S., and sorts it to pinpoint events to the 61,000 neighborhoods in America, based on ZIP code. It then sells that data to individuals looking to buy a home.

Stay Up to Date on the Latest Travel Trends from ABC News on Twitter

The ranking below is based on the predicted number of violent crimes in the neighborhood per 1,000 people in the neighborhood calculated by NeighborhoodScout.com.

#25: Orlando, Fla.

Neighborhood: West Central Boulevard

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 32805, 32801

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 299

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 79.83

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 13

#24: Cincinnati, Ohio

Neighborhood: Moore Street

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 45210

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 150

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 81.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

#23: Kansas City, Mo.

Neighborhood: Independence Avenue

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 64106

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 82

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 81.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

#22: Atlanta, Ga.

Neighborhood: Humphries Street SW

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 30310

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 119

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 82.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

#21: Galveston, Texas Neighborhood: Church Street

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 77550

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 84

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 88.10

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 11

#20: Cleveland, Ohio

Neighborhood: Chestnut Place

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 44104, 44115

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 156

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 90.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 11

#19: Memphis, Tenn.

Neighborhood: North Danny Thomas Boulevard

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 38105

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 147

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 90.42

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 11

#18: Chicago, Ill.

Neighborhood: 4000 South Federal Street

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60609

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 202

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 93.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 11

#17: Atlanta, Ga.

Neighborhood: Richardson Street

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 30312, 30303

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 119

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 94.94

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 11

#16: Winston Salem, N.C.

Neighborhood: East 21st Street

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 27105

Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 175

Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 95.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 10

#15: Fort Worth, Texas

Neighborhood: East Lancaster Avenue

Found Within ZIP Code(s): 76102, 76111, 76103

Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
  • |
  • 3
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: The scene near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is seen in this April 16, 2013 file photo. Inset, suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are seen. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured.
Elise Amendola/AP Photo; Inset: Lowell Sun, FBI/AP Photo
PHOTO: The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.
John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
PHOTO: Pulaski Township Police Sgt. Chad Adam seen here in this undated Facebook photo, went undercover as an Amish woman.
Pulaski Township Police Department/Facebook
PHOTO: The Earths shadow is cast over the surface of the moon as a total lunar eclipse is seen though a Magnolia tree top in the sky over Tyler, Texas, April 15, 2014.
Dr. Scott M. Lieberman/AP Photo