For the second year in a row, using exclusive data developed by Dr. Andrew Schiller's team at NeighborhoodScout.com, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, WalletPop reveals the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America.
This year, Chicago took the not-so coveted top spot from Cincinnati for the most dangerous neighborhood, while Atlanta has the highest number of neighborhoods making the list (four).
Cities with neighborhoods on the list include Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Philadelpiha, Charlotte and Memphis, among others. It would be difficult not to note the obvious: that the racial make up of many of the neighborhoods on this list is predominantly Black and Hispanic. It thus begs the question: what is the purpose behind this second annual survey in the first place?
What it seems to do more than anything else is rationalize preconceived misconceptions people already have about the race of people that make up high crime communities in America. Perhaps, the point was to warn anyone who may consider hosting a rally in any of these cities to be mindful not to use public transportation that pass through those neighborhoods, similar to what the organizers of Glenn Beck’s Rally to Restore America did when they warned out-of-state rally participants to avoid the Green Line on the DC area metro system – the one that passes through mostly all black neighborhoods.
Volunteering is an obvious casualty in the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods, where kids who Act White find themselves facing the reaper.
Imagine how many barbershops would open!