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Old 07-19-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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As urban cores gentrify around the country some suburban areas that were once quiet neighborhoods have seen increase in crime and poverty rate.

Here is a really good article about Whitehall, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, and its decline. Essentially Whitehall was a small farm town for much of its history and became a booming close in suburb up until the 1980's. It declined as people moved to newer suburbs with more land and larger houses.

Do or Die: Can Whitehall Find Its Way Back? | Columbus Monthly

What are some other examples in metro areas across the country? I know portions of Clayton County in Atlanta's metro have undergone rapid change and have some crime issues.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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A lot of exurbs in CA's major metro areas have this problem, basically low class people and gang members being priced out the inner city or moving away for a "better life" where its cheaper. They basically just bring the ghetto with them. In the Bay Area eastern Contra Costa County (Antioch, Pittsburg) and Solano County (Fairfield and Vallejo) are crappy, far flung, "affordable suburbs with high crime rates.

In LA I would say the High Desert (Palmdale, Victorville, Lancaster) and parts of the Inland Empire (San Bernardino, Riverside) have this problem as well.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Boston
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The city of LA
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Pittsburgh's would be Penn Hills, Woodland Hills, and West Mifflin along with a handful of old river towns that never recovered after the steel collapse.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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Chicago has a ton. Far North Shore (Waukegan) and some close in West and Southwest burbs.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Denver suburbs that have moderate to high violent crime rates:
Lakewood and Aurora are the largest suburbs with moderate to high crime rates.
Glendale, Sheridan and Commerce City are small in population and depending on the year can have moderate crime rates.

Salt Lake City Metro:
South Salt Lake City has a very had very high crime rates in the past.
Midvale, West Valley City, Magna, Murray also have moderate to high crime rates.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Prince George's County, Maryland.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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Compton, CA
Camden, NJ
East St. Louis, IL
Gary, IN
Miami Gardens, FL
Harvey, IL
Chelsea, MA
Inglewood, CA
Opa-Locka, FL
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Chicago has a ton. Far North Shore (Waukegan) and some close in West and Southwest burbs.
Didn't know Waukegan had a crime reputation. But Chicago does have a few though. Maywood, Illinois (Immediately thought this once I seen the topic) and Harvey, Illinois are two that's very much known.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio seems to be getting worse according to locals. Although the crime rate is not above the national average yet, it seems to be getting there. I recall when I was temporarily living in Columbus watching the weird news that came from that area. Sometimes I would fill up on gas in Reynoldsburg before heading back to southwest PA and I would get an eerie, depressed feeling in Reynoldsburg. Apparently it's also getting worse in nearby Pickerington too.
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