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Old 10-21-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans - esp since Katrina
South Central LA
Compton
INglewood
Watts
Bronx
Harlem
Anacostia - Washington DC
All of Detroit
All of Camden
All of Baltimore
South Philadelphia
North PHiladelphia
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Your conversations almost always revolve around midwestern cities because that's what's relevant to the people around you. I've never even heard of "North Minneapolis", whether that's a town or a neighborhood, I have no clue.

Growing up in South Jersey and Philly, I always heard about the South Bronx, Harlem, North Philly, Kennsington, though oddly enough, I didn't know how bad Camden actually was until after I left. It was just life to me, and I assumed everyone else had it worse.

Not all crime happens in the ghetto, but Atlanta did make the list for most dangerous this year.

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I'm not suprised you haven't heard of north Minneapolis (it's an area by the way, so, it's technically parts of Near North, Jordan, Cleveland, Victory, Willard-Hay, etc.). It's a loose term, the all-encompassing real name would be "Near North" or the 4th police precinct. The reason "north Minneapolis" is used is because there isn't a specific area with boundaries that has the highest crime. Seeing as Minneapolis is a relatively medium-crime city, most people wouldn't know about it (as you said). The people who live in the metro just know the name because it affects them. For a small-ish area, it has pretty high crime, but the really bad stuff it is mostly confined to that area, so it isn't as popular now as it was in the mid-90's, where it was a "popular" ghetto, and earned Minneapolis the nickname "Murderapolis". To make the situation worse, last year the area was hit by a tornado, and it tore a ~2 mile long path straight through, so that didn't make anything.... better.

I only mentioned it because i grew up right near there and went to elementary school right on the edge of what's considered "north Minneapolis". I guess i feel a little more strongly about the area?

Lastly, I later understood the whole midwest comment, but I was thinking whoever responded could have been implying other things, so I asked.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Compton
Watts
South Central LA
Inglewood
Oakland
Bronx
Brooklyn
New Orleans Wards
5th Ward Houston
South Side Chicago
Detroit

Some smaller, lesser known ghettos are Oak Cliff in Dallas & Stop Six in Fort Worth. During the 90's Fort Worth was known as Murder Worth. Its no wonder Cops filmed a significant number of its episodes in Fort Worth.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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Thanks to GTA, and Bad Boys Little Haiti.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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South Central, Crown Heights, South Bronx and Compton.

Runner Up: Southwest Philly and Southside Chicago
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Fox Chase, Philadelphia
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Yeah i doubt theres a ghetto in Minneapolis atleast nothing compared to Camden or North Philly
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Popularity doesn't necessarily equate to crime rate. I'd say Compton/Long Beach/South Central then Harlem are the most emulated and famous "hoods" in the United States. Nowadays Atlanta (College Park, Riverdale, East Atlanta) gets a lot of shout outs too in popular songs. If you're talking about sheer murder rate and infamy then New Orleans, Detroit, East St. Louis, Richmond (California), and Camden.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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South Central LA, Compton, "The Flats" in Oakland, The Bronx, Hunter's Point/Bayview (SF), Antioch, Richmond, Pittsburg, Watts, Inglewood, Visitacion Valley (SF)
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Some smaller, lesser known ghettos are Oak Cliff in Dallas & Stop Six in Fort Worth. During the 90's Fort Worth was known as Murder Worth. Its no wonder Cops filmed a significant number of its episodes in Fort Worth.
"Murder Worth" still sounds incredibly stupid to me. And no, the entire city of Oakland isn't a ghetto.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:11 AM
 
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Nobody,not one,mentioned Miami?

I wonder why mostly all the well known ghetto's are in California and the north?

The whole south seemed like one big ghetto in my opinion. Its like the ghetto people are more "dispersed",all over the place vs being in one big location(Harlem).

Anyway,when someone mentions ghetto immediately South central LA comes to mind.
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