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Houston Dangerous Neighborhood; Areas You Avoid

Marisol Gallagher

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Big cities always have problems keeping their crime rate in check. Houston, like any other, has areas that are dangerous. This article will give you an idea of which locations to avoid in Houston.

1. Far North

The Far North crime rate is 95 percent greater than the national average. Violent crime in the Far North is 247 percent greater than the national average. If you visit this region, you have a one in twenty chance of becoming a victim of crime. The Far North is safer than 7% of Texas cities.

2. Northeast

Compared to the national average, this area has a 61 percent higher crime rate, and violent crimes in the Northeast are 194 percent higher. You might want to be careful for there is a 1 in 25 risk of being a victim of crime in these regions. Northeast is safer than 11 percent of Texas cities.

3. North Houston

The crime rates in this are presently 54 percent higher than the national average. The North's violent crime rate is 164 percent greater than the national average. If you choose to live in these areas, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime. North is safer than 12 percent of Texas cities.

4. Southeast

Crime rates in the Southeast area are 45 percent higher than the national average. Southeast has 152 percent more violent crimes than the national average. In Huston's Southeast, you have a 1 in 27 risks of becoming a crime victim. Southeast is safer than 14 percent of Texas cities.

5. Medical

Crime rates in Medical are 104 percent higher compared to the national average and violent crimes are also 130 percent higher. You have a 1 in 19 risks of becoming a victim of crime in Medical. Medical is safer than 9 percent of Texas cities.

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