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Chicago Neighborhood Revealed As Most Dangerous In U.S.

For the 2nd year in a row, Dr. Andrew Schiller and his team at neighborhoodscout.com, based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, determined the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crimes in America.

This year, replacing last year’s Cincinnati neighborhood, the Chicago area of W. Lake St. was revealed as the number one more dangerous neighborhood with an estimated 297 violent crimes annually. It also states there is a 1 in 4 chance of becoming a victim here.

Neighborhood Scout chose neighborhoods and not cities, Schiller explained, because even the cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, and thus it is less useful to generalize about an entire city.