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Chattanooga in top 10

2010-10-05 12:55:48.843226+00 by meuon 2 comments

of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in 2010 with the detailed stats: here (might have paywall)

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-05 13:30:41.159226+00 by: other_todd

Interesting report. Alas, I was hoping for some kind of limited sociological analysis. Why are those neighborhoods in Las Vegas bad, for example? Are they the slums of the cheap labor force Vegas tries to sweep under the rug, or is there some other pressure? Usually when a neighborhood has lots of crime it is because it is either very poor, or is very well off (and is therefore a good target for people to come from other neighborhoods and commit crimes there).

I realize that was probably too much to ask for.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-05 19:13:27.391226+00 by: petronius

Area #18 in Chicago is near the home of the Chicago Urban Skills Institute, according to the googlemap. Apparently one of the skills needed is not getting killed while wandering around Pershing and Federal Streets. This area is just the other side of the expressway from the location of the Robert Taylor Homes, a titanic housing project on the city's South Side. The wiki picture is of only one building. The reality was 28 of them stretching for 2 miles along the highway, like something from the Moscow suburbs under Bresznev. They are gone now, but apparently the bad mojo lingers on.