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Old 03-18-2011, 12:51 PM
Location: Atlanta
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I haven't seen official reports or anything to confirm this but I think it really boils down to this based on what I've seen in both cities.

1. Chicago's worst neighborhoods are far more dangerous than Atlanta's worst.

2. Chicago's best neighborhoods are far safer than Atlanta's best neighborhood.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:41 PM
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Originally Posted by Chicagoland60426 View Post
Statistically, Chicago is safer. I think Chicago has the worst hoods though.

You can't wear your hat any type of way in at least half of the city.
I'd say probably more than half of the city.

Anyways Chicago's worst are worse than ATL's. The safe parts are probably similar

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Old 03-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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Can't really compare them. There is bad and good in both cities. I think they're fairly similar percentage wise overall, Chicago being a little safer as a whole when looking at the numbers.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:55 PM
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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Originally Posted by moorlander View Post
A new list, based on police reports, says that one Chicago neighborhood around West Lake Street -- is the most dangerous in America, but also notes that Atlanta is home to four of the 25 worst neighborhoods.

Other hot spots include parts of Las Vegas, Cleveland and Memphis, Tenn.

So why look at neighborhoods and not cities? Well, even the cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, making it less useful to generalize about an entire city.
America's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Areas With Violent Crime - ABC News
that lists l street in se dc at #9. that is not that bad of an area at all. in fact, i'm pretty sure there hasn't been a murder there since 2005.
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