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Old 06-30-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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What is the most dangerous neighborhood in Indianapolis?
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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I would say Rural-Sherman, Haughville, or that area east of meridian and south of 38th, not sure about the name of that area.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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I think the most dangerous actual location is the apartment complex in the "Meadows" area, just north of 38th street and Millersville. There were several articles (In the Indy Star) about that place about 6 months ago. In general i think the worst area is along 38th street (maybe north to about 42nd) and south to 25th or so from Arlington to keystone.

Although the area just northwest of downtown and just east of downtown is pretty bad also
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:46 AM
 
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I think the most dangerous actual location is the apartment complex in the "Meadows" area, just north of 38th street and Millersville. There were several articles (In the Indy Star) about that place about 6 months ago. In general i think the worst area is along 38th street (maybe north to about 42nd) and south to 25th or so from Arlington to keystone.
I can second the area around 38th Street. I live just south of it. I see drug deals, prostitution, etc. I feel safe in my building as I have gated parking and restricted entry but still. I like to walk and this is not a place to take a stroll.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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This homicide map os a good indicator. Click on the link and then click start

Interactive: Marion County homicide map | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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i saw anything East of the Tibbs Avenue. North of Washington Street. West of Franklin Road and south of 46th Street is "risky" to drive in alone. due to the extremely high crime rate.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Albany/Leesburg, GA
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I'll admit that I'm probably not the best to answer this, since I always lived on the northside. With all of my relatives on the northside as well, I rarely ever got to the southside of town.

With that said though, I'd say the area formerly knows as "The Meadows", as well, is the city's worst area. My grandparents used to live near there (off 38th St., on Forest Manor Ave.). They moved there in the 50s, when that area was nice, and considered a near-north suburb. By the 70s, the area was rundown, and that never changed. Revitalization of the area was attempted in the early 90s, when money was invested in the old Meadows Shopping Center, with a brand new Cub Foods grocery store was built/opened and the supposed 'centerpiece' of revitalization. That didn't last long. Within just a few years, following the homicide of a customer in the grocery store parking lot, business plummeted and the grocery store was closed and the building vacated before the end of the decade.

A someone else mentioned earlier, there's pretty much never anything but bad news coming from that area, so in my mind, that is the worst area.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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Thumbs down Indianapolis

MY aunt lives on hovey st which i believe its off merdian! That place is scary. She left quit North carolina to go there! The rent is cheaper but at what price? she said in the 1st week of moving there they had a homicide of 4 people 2 women and 2 small toddlers! wtf! I was so turned off by Indianapolis! I would rather stay in orlando,florida. My visit to Indianapolis wasnt plesent, you couldnt pay me to live there! I am from New york but we arent that bad! But even thought i want to move out of Florida. Indianapolis is out of my choices!
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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theres a few of them

the area just north of brookside park, 10th and rural area really everything off east 10th street til u get to sherman....haughville on the westside, 38th and arlington 38th and post theres alot to name
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis and Cincinnati
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Its interesting to see how crime has migrated over the years. People used to be afraid of the downtown. Now downtown revitilization has made Urban neighborhoods safe and the majority of the crime seems to be moving to the townships and seems to indicate a decline of the "Near Burbs'. Look at Lafayette Square and Washington Square and you see what I mean. There seems to be a migration of crime from the downtown to the burbs. You have to wonder if in a few years those "McMansions" built in the housing boom will be Section 8 apartments and people on thsi board will be saying "Stay away from that drug and gang infested Carmel and Greenwood, the only safe place to be is downtown!
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