Killing Season Chicago, Wicker Park, July 2011

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Most Dangerous Neighborhood in the Country

Please bear in mind that this statistic is according to WalletPop, which describes itself as a friendly consumer finance site who's mission is to help you manage your money and understand how the important stories of the day affect your wallet. This particular article "25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2010" is tagged with the key words home, insurance, and real estate. So believe what you will about the accuracy of the information, but regardless it is still an interesting tid bit.

According to this article Chicago hold the #1 most dangerous neighborhood in the country.
(We are also on the list at #18 for another area as well.)

The bounderies for the area are Kinzie Street to the north, Damen to the east, Washington Boulevard to the south and Western to the west. The statistics for the area are as follows:

Predicted annual violent crimes: 297
Violent crime rate (per 1,000): 257.72
Chances of becoming a victim here (in one year): 1 in 4*

Neighborhood median housing value: $323,216
School District Rating: 12%

Not one of the 168 people who were killed in the City of Chicago over the summer months was killed in this area.

Here's the info for #18:

The bounderies for this area are as follows: Pershing Road to the north, State Street to the east, 43rd Street to the south, and La Salle to the west.

Predicted annual violent crimes: 202
Violent crime rate (per 1,000): 93.04
Chances of becoming a victim here (in one year): 1 in 11*

Neighborhood median housing value: Not available
School District Rating: 12%

Only one of the 168 people killed in the City of Chicago this summer was killed in this area. His name was Bennie Madison.

*(Average in Chicago: 1 in 17)

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