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Old 06-21-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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I have an older relative that lives a few blocks north of Jefferson Park in Davenport (near W. 14th & Myrtle). They have lived there since the early 1950's.

Other relatives say that it is now an unsafe area for them to be in.
Is this true and how unsafe???
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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14th & Myrtle isn't exactly unsafe. It is an area where property damage (spray painting, breaking into your car etc.) is pretty common. Your basic low income, run down area. I wouldn't much fear of being mugged or physically harmed.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Quad Cities, IA
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I won't lie and say it's a great neighborhood, but it's the type of neighborhood where unless you're looking for trouble, you should be ok. If you're out at 2 am looking to score some rock, you'll definitely find some trouble. But I'm sure your relative isn't doing that. Might have to deal with some petty vandalism. Anything south of Locust St. between 16th and 4th st, can get a little run down. But it's not East St. Louis or Detroit like some people around here like to exaggerate about.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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14th & Myrtle isn't exactly unsafe. It is an area where property damage (spray painting, breaking into your car etc.) is pretty common. Your basic low income, run down area. I wouldn't much fear of being mugged or physically harmed.
That statment is spot on and for that matter accurately sums up eveything south of Locust except for east of Jersey Ridge.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:35 AM
 
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Default Area abutting Jefferson Elementary / Jefferson Park Davenport IA - Safe???

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That statment is spot on and for that matter accurately sums up eveything south of Locust except for east of Jersey Ridge.
Hi Scimitar,

Has much changed?

I have been surfing all the posts, but most of the info seems fairly dated for this area (although I recognise most people recommend staying north of Locust).

How safe is the area immediately around Jefferson Park, Jefferson Elementery School?

Where are the safe areas of Davenport that have older houses (I don't have money, but want to live in something turn of the century-ish).

Thanks for any advice
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:11 PM
 
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But it's not East St. Louis or Detroit like some people around here like to exaggerate about.
I haven't heard anyone compare Davenport to Detroit or East Saint Louis in terms of violent crime.

In terms of being a depressing dump with an abundance of run-down neighborhoods, Davenport certainly has plenty to offer there. Most of the crime tends to be property-related, though violent crime is common enough that the Quad City Times has started tracking Davenport "shots fired" incidents on a map...

http://qctimes.com/news/local/crime-...ea3339037.html

I sure wouldn't want to raise a family in a city that has frequent occurrences of gunfire. Davenport may not have the body count of a Chicago, but it does have an obvious problem that the city seems unable to control. Of course, this all stems from the lack of economic opportunity Davenport has struggled with for decades. Until that situation is addressed, the city is going to have all kinds of issues -- crime and otherwise.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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That area hasn't changed, for the good or bad.

That whole section, central Davenport south of Locust, is old turn if the century type houses. Some are really nice, some are rat's nests that have been turned into section 8 4-plexes.
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