25 Most Dangerous U.S. Neighborhoods

A compiling of recent FBI and local law enforcement data on violent crimes per capita reveals that Chicago has five of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the nation. I’m kind of surprised to see Orlando on the list, although the cited neighborhood is so famously sketchy I was once told that the local ER had a special admitting stamp for that area only. (One of the tinier reasons my mother was so terrified of me hanging out at the Parliament House.) One NYC nabe on the list – Harlem. I would have guessed Bushwick.

  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.)