Moving? The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America You’ll Want to Avoid
The world has always been a dangerous place. While most of us can feel safe in our homes, there are a few neighborhoods in the United States where the odds of suffering a violent crime are pretty high. Here’s the top ten most dangerous neighborhoods in America, and your chances of being the victim of a violent crime in them. Neighborhoods like these are a big part of why home security companies such as LifeShield in Austin are gaining rapidly in popularity.
10. Saginaw, MI / from E Holland Ave to E Genesee Ave
Michigan starts the list off with a crime rate of about 86 violent crimes per 1,000 people. In other terms, one in twelve people here is the victim of a violent crime yearly.
9. Atlanta, GA / from Hopkins St SE to Adair Ave SE
With a crime rate of about 86 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, but slightly higher than Saginaw’s rate, Atlanta’s Hopkins St neighborhood is a dangerous place. Again, about one in twelve people are the victim of a violent crime here every year.
8. Greenville, SC / Woodside
Again clocking in with roughly 86 crimes per thousand residents every year, Woodside in Greenville is nothing short of a dangerous neighborhood. Once more, about one in twelve people living here fall victim to a violent crime yearly.
7. Detroit, MI / from Wyoming St to Orangelawn St
Detroit makes this list four times, making arguably the most dangerous city in the nation if you’re in the wrong neighborhood, and this is one of them. Nearly 91 violent crimes occur per thousand residents here every year, and that translates to about one in eleven people becoming a victim annually
6. Houston, TX / from Scott St to Wilmington St
Similar to Detroit’s Wyoming St neighborhood, this place has about 91 violent crimes per thousand people that live here every year. Living here means a one in eleven shot at falling victim to a violent crime yearly.
5. Spartanburg, SC / Washington Heights
Roughly 97 violent crimes happen per one thousand residents to Spartanburg’s Washington Heights neighborhood every year. In a year, you could expect to face a one in ten risk of being the victim in a violent crime.
4. Chicago, IL / from S Halsted St to W 77th St
From this point, the number of yearly crimes jumps fast. A stunning 117 crimes happen per thousand residents here every year, that’s a one in nine chance of being a victim.
3. Detroit, MI / from Gratiot Ave to Rosemary
The top three most dangerous neighborhoods to live in all happen to be in Detroit. The safest of these three still sees about 124 crimes per thousand residents yearly, which translates to a risk of about one in eight people becoming a victim every year.
2. Detroit, MI / from Mack Ave to Helen St
Coming in second place, Detroit’s Mack Avenue neighborhood faces about 145 crimes per 1,000 people every year. That means one in seven residents are the victim of a violent crime yearly.
1. Detroit, MI / from W Chicago to Livernois Ave
Finally, we come to the most dangerous neighborhood in America based on violent crime statistics. This place sees nearly 150 violent crimes per 1,000 people every year, or again, about one in seven residents are victims each year.