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Old 09-30-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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War said it best: The World Is A Ghetto
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Actually DC is kind of old news in that department. All of the NW and SW quadrants as well as most of the NE and a good chunk of SE have been gentrified over the past 15-20 years thanks to the demand for housing. Many areas that were fairly uninhabitable for most have housing stock now running 300K-350K and higher. Cases in point...neighborhoods such as Shaw, Potomac Yards and Bloomingdale.
and ALOT of crime still happens.
DC is very block by block in NW and SW as well, there are sections of NW and SW that are very sketchy and has a lot of violent crime and drug activity. NE, SE, and PG county have large swaths of ghetto areas.

Here goes a murder map of the DC area:

Murders in the Mid-Atlantic, 2013

and don't let me get started on robberies and assaults.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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and ALOT of crime still happens.
DC is very block by block in NW and SW as well, there are sections of NW and SW that are very sketchy and has a lot of violent crime and drug activity. NE, SE, and PG county have large swaths of ghetto areas.

Here goes a murder map of the DC area:

Murders in the Mid-Atlantic, 2013

and don't let me get started on robberies and assaults.
If one looks at the map, 22 murders occurred in the western 2/3 of the city (west of N. Capitol Street). Another 12 in the eastern edge west of the Anacostia, 12 in the highrise projects and another 45 or so in the concentrated area east of the Anacostia and west of the District line. Like any big city there are pockets of crime, and it illustrates no differently than any other city the areas most of us would choose to live in are fairly safe and the areas we would not choose to live in aren't. Worth noting given my familiarity with DC having lived there for nearly 10 years that those areas most would choose to live in (west of 14th Street or Capitol Hill) had a total of 8 homicides among roughly 50% of the city population of 630K. Those are actually pretty safe numbers when one does the per capita numbers.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:21 AM
 
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Atlanta and Philadelphia. It's all about where you hang out in the city though. If I spent all my time in Buckhead or center city I doubt I would find either city to be ghetto. I love both cities despite the ghetto-ness though. Two of my favorite cities.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Stockton, CA, Baltimore, Detroit, East St Louis come to mind.
East St Louis (pop: 27,000) isn't a major US city, though.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Atlanta and Philadelphia. It's all about where you hang out in the city though. If I spent all my time in Buckhead or center city I doubt I would find either city to be ghetto. I love both cities despite the ghetto-ness though. Two of my favorite cities.
Atlanta isn't close to being the "most ghetto-ish" cities.

People are just naming any city with some rough-ish Black neighborhoods. SMH...
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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The OP asked a question what we think to be the most ghetto cities. Just because someone mention a city you don't agree about does not mean it's not true in their eyes. Someone just said Chicago. I don't agree but thats his opinion. Im not calling him ignorant because of it. I think Memphis is pretty ghetto.
But being "true" in your eyes does not make it true!

Someone who calls Atlanta "most ghetto" obviously doesn't know anything about Atlanta. It's simply not true.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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and ALOT of crime still happens.
DC is very block by block in NW and SW as well, there are sections of NW and SW that are very sketchy and has a lot of violent crime and drug activity. NE, SE, and PG county have large swaths of ghetto areas.

Here goes a murder map of the DC area:

Murders in the Mid-Atlantic, 2013

and don't let me get started on robberies and assaults.
You rarely see homicide or violent crime statistics in D.C. that mention the socio-economic level of the criminal. I wonder why.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Baltimore, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Not Surprisingly, most football fans in these cities seem to be rude and trashy thugs.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:03 AM
 
Location: 60630
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But being "true" in your eyes does not make it true!

Someone who calls Atlanta "most ghetto" obviously doesn't know anything about Atlanta. It's simply not true.
Did I say the that? It's an opinion..


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