Chicago is one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the United States. Unfortunately, Chicago has a very high violent crime rate; violent crimes include murders, abductions, assaults, and more. On the other hand, property crimes include burglary, theft, and more.
Before visiting any area in Chicago, you must do proper research to avoid becoming a victim of any crime.
Here is a list of the five most dangerous areas in Chicago:
1. West Garfield park
Violent crimes per 100,000 people – 3,596
This area is outside of south Chicago. There is a 1 in 20 chance of being a victim of a violent crime if you live in this city for one year. Most of the people in west Garfield live below the poverty line, and the rate of violent crime is higher than in many other areas in Chicago. This area has 257% more crime than Chicago and is 409% higher than the average crime rate in the country.
2. Washington park
Violent crimes per 100,000 people – 3,290
Washington Park was ranked in the 3rd worst place in Chicago last year; it's in the 6th position this year. Washington Park is located on the south side of Chicago. There is a 1 in 9 chance of becoming a victim of either violent crime or property crime. The area has seen its fair share of racial turbulence.
3. East Garfield park
Violent crimes per 100,000 people – 3,078
The crime rate in East Garfield Park is 295% higher than the average crime rate in the country, and you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. Tourists who wish to visit Chicago have to be extra cautious to pass through this zone. Being street savvy is a must for anyone who passes through East Garfield Park for the first time.
Violent crimes per 100,000 people – 3,026
Englewood has been ranked as the fourth worst area in Chicago.
This place is located at the south end of Chicago. It is 264% higher than the national crime rate. There's also a 1 in 11 chance of encountering a violent crime. It is safe to walk alone in the daytime but walking alone at the right is extremely dangerous.
5. North Lawndale
Violent crimes per 100,000 people – 3,003
North Lawndale has a crime rate that is 311% higher than the average crime rate in America, with violent crimes being 689% higher than the national average. Residents have a 1 in 9 chance of becoming a victim of property crime or violent crime. North Lawndale, known as Lawndale, is located in cook county, and it is not safe for pedestrians walking at night.
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