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Old 12-28-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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Alright, so I had to go to Waukegan for a volunteer event, and on the way home, my gas was getting low, and I ended up pulling over at a Mobil in North Chicago. I honestly thought I was going to get robbed even though it was 3:00 in the afternoon. So I’ve compiled a tier system of suburbs, based on how dangerous they are, and here it is:

Tier 1: Areas that I wouldn’t want to live in, but wouldn’t feel particularly unsafe driving by or even shopping in. I’d put places like Waukegan, Zion, and all of the Round Lake suburbs this category.

Tier 2: This is where I’d put areas that I’d feel rather unsafe to get gas in or leave belongings unsupervised in. I’d put North Chicago up here, along with Markham, Blue Island, and Bellwood.

Tier 3: These are bad areas, ones I wouldn’t stop in or even drive by unless I absolutely have to. Harvey, Maywood, Chicago Heights, and Robbins get a nod.

Tier 4: Finally, the worst tier. These are the areas that I would never go, not even drive by, under any circumstances. This is where I’d put many inner-city Chicago neighborhoods, like Altgeld Gardens in, along with Ford Heights.

So what other areas would be tiered this way? And do you agree with what I’ve put so far?
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Old 12-28-2018, 02:14 PM
 
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This is stupid.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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This is stupid.
No it isnít. Itís good to have a gauge of what places are safe to drive by and what places arenít.
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Old 12-28-2018, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
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Alright, so I had to go to Waukegan for a volunteer event, and on the way home, my gas was getting low, and I ended up pulling over at a Mobil in North Chicago. I honestly thought I was going to get robbed even though it was 3:00 in the afternoon. So Iíve compiled a tier system of suburbs, based on how dangerous they are, and here it is:

Tier 1: Areas that I wouldnít want to live in, but wouldnít feel particularly unsafe driving by or even shopping in. Iíd put places like Waukegan, Zion, and all of the Round Lake suburbs this category.

Tier 2: This is where Iíd put areas that Iíd feel rather unsafe to get gas in or leave belongings unsupervised in. Iíd put North Chicago up here, along with Markham, Blue Island, and Bellwood.

Tier 3: These are bad areas, ones I wouldnít stop in or even drive by unless I absolutely have to. Harvey, Maywood, Chicago Heights, and Robbins get a nod.

Tier 4: Finally, the worst tier. These are the areas that I would never go, not even drive by, under any circumstances. This is where Iíd put many inner-city Chicago neighborhoods, like Altgeld Gardens in, along with Ford Heights.

So what other areas would be tiered this way? And do you agree with what Iíve put so far?
This is stupid, and nice and racist.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: northwest valley, az
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This is stupid, and racist.
There is alot of both of those things going on all over the place now a days..
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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So it's better to be stupid, and not racist than be safe ?
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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Guys, please get back to the original question. What places belong in the respective tiers?
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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Guys, please get back to the original question. What places belong in the respective tiers?

Impossible to answer.

I can answer for me - you can answer for you. My level of scared poopless is not the same as yours.

I drove through Harvey last week - by choice - and pretty slow at that. I'm still alive.

I was in the Heights yesterday. Parked my car, got out, stayed a few hours and everything. Last I checked, I didn't die.
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
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So it's better to be stupid, and not racist than be safe ?
You don't seem to get the fact that many of the communities that the OP mentioned have average or below average crime rates according to City-Data. What all of the communities he mentioned do have in common is that they are populated by a lot of Hispanics and African-Americans. It couldn't be more obvious where the "danger" is supposedly coming from.
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Old 12-29-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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You don't seem to get the fact that many of the communities that the OP mentioned have average or below average crime rates according to City-Data. What all of the communities he mentioned do have in common is that they are populated by a lot of Hispanics and African-Americans. It couldn't be more obvious where the "danger" is supposedly coming from.
Um, race didnít have anything to do with this. Iíd put areas like Steger, which is majority white, in Tier 1 right now. Iíd even put ďout thereĒ areas like Minooka and Frankfort in this tier. A common trend in these areas is POVERTY, not race. So please get back to the question.
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