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Most Dangerous US Neighborhoods Found in Smaller Cities, Suburbs

In America’s most dangerous neighborhood, you have a one-in-seven chance of being the victim of a violent crime each year. The first, second and third most dangerous neighborhoods (with odds at 1-in-7 and 1-in-8, respectively) are all in Detroit.

A report of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods was released this week by, and another Detroit neighborhood made the list at number seven. Four Chicago neighborhoods made the list too, and most of the others are in cities in the South and Midwest, according to The Huffington Post.

The report used census tracts to define neighborhoods, excluding those with fewer than 800 residents. The census data was then analyzed with FBI data tracking violent crimes of homicide, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The report also notes that many of these neighborhoods are on the fringes of larger cities – city centers benefit from development, an influx of people and more amenities. The neighborhoods with the highest incidents of crime had high levels of vacancy and were mostly dominated by single-family homes.

A recent estimate provided by the city of Detroit marked the number of vacant structures at 35,000, with many more vacant lots, the article reports.  The city’s violent crime rate is more than five times the national average. 

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