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Old 06-30-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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What do you think the most dangerous city in the midwest is?
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Detroit or St. Louis
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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East St. Louis, IL or Gary, IN.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Detroit or St. Louis
ditto. as a regional thing, that's a big 1-2 punch in crime. if you think bmore-philly, new orleans-miami, oakland-los angeles, the midwest is coming out on top - or the bottom.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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East St. Louis by far, its 10 times worse than Detroit. which is second on the list... if you take out the amazing new downtown
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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East St. Louis, Gary, Detroit, St. Louis.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Detroit
Saint Louis
Cleveland
Parts of Milwaukee
Parts of southside Chicago
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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gary and hammond indiana
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Hammond? Are you serious?

My vote goes to East St. Louis.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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My first votes would be for:
A. Gary, b/c it has lost nearly 50% of its population since 1960. Entire neighborhoods sit desolate, crumbling, uninhabitable, and a roaming land only for the druggies and prostitutes;
B. East St. Louis, b/c it has lost nearly 85% of its population since 1960. Yes, 85%. In the early 1950s it was designated as an All-American City. What a shame to see a once very nice area just tumble so quickly; and
C. Detroit, b/c, well, that's self-explanatory. It too has lost over 50% of its population since 1960, a number much greater than Gary and ESL combined. Miles and miles of streets exist with all but a very few inhabitants, pawn shops, convenience stores, and not much else. It's the only major American city without the presence, in any capacity, of any big box/large corporate retailer or grocer!!!

Other honorable mentions:
A. Chicago, b/c it has lost 1,000,000 people since 1950. Parts of the south and especially west sides are very dangerous. In fact the combined East/West Garfield Park areas rivaled the danger that prevailed in NYC neighborhoods such as Soundview and E.N.Y. during the crack epidemic.
B. Milwaukee, parts of that city hold their own.
C. Cleveland, ditto (B).
D. Cincinnati, ditto ^.
E. St. Louis, ditto ^.
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