|SBPDL breaks down the racial data of America's 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods|
Recently, they released a study of the Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America -- a reminder that though certain cities may have highly desirable zip codes, many of these same cities are riddled with the type of violence no responsible homeowner (or business owner) wants to be near.
Here's how NeighborhoodScout developed its list:
Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.As one would expect, Chicago, St. Louis, and Memphis are well-represented on this list of cities containing some of the most violent neighborhoods within their city limits.
Regrettably, NeighborhoodScout.com didn't include racial demographics for these neighborhoods. Luckily, the real estate Web site Moveto.com does supply such demographic data for zip codes where these 'most dangerous' neighborhoods are found.
Not only that, but Moveto.com gives you an incredibly detailed listing/metrics of important demographic, property valuations, crime index, and owner vs. rental rates data that will help homeowners prevent making a huge mistake when moving to a city.
And provide important data to business owners/investors interested in expanding or opening a store/franchise in that zip code.
By simple cross-referencing of NeighborhoodScout.com with Moveto.com, it was simple to produce a detailed racial breakdown of those neighborhood's labeled "America's Most Dangerous."
Of those 25 neighborhoods:
- Eight of the 25 had black populations greater than 95%
- 11 of the 25 had black populations greater than 90%
- 14 of the 25 had black populations greater than 75%
- 21 of the 25 had black populations greater than 50%
- Four of the 25 were located in Detroit, all with black populations greater than 90%
|Racial data not included at the original article|
What you'll find when you dig? The Detroit Corollary confirmed (consult Robert Putnam's theory on diversity eroding social capital versus homogenous communities).