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Old 10-25-2007, 10:34 PM
 
Location: milwaukee, wi
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Default worst neighborhood of milwaukee

Me and my buddies recently got in a discussion about the worst area of town. My cousins neighbor from de pere recently was shot randomly on the far northwest side last weekend. Where is The part where you are most likely to get mugged or held up? I figured on Center between 15th and 38th streets, in the metcalfe park neighborhood. I would like to get my fellow milwaukeeans thoughts.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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According to Compass it is around 25th and Locust in a 3 block radius for the most homicides.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: milwaukee, wi
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ok what neighborhood is that called if it even has a name
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:04 PM
 
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I call the area of North to Locust & Holton to 30TH street The "Dangerzone"
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Oak Creek, WI
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ok what neighborhood is that called if it even has a name
I think this is considered to be Metcalfe Park. This neighborhood or the Park West area would probably be the most violent in the city.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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I think this is considered to be Metcalfe Park. This neighborhood or the Park West area would probably be the most violent in the city.
Metcalfe Park is technically a relatively small square, bounded on the south by North Avenue, the East by 35th Street, the west by 38th Street, and the north by Center Street.

And yes, Metcalfe Park is tough and has been for a long while.

If we define a "bad neighborhood" as one with deteroriating housing and building stock, high crime, drug and gang activity, a feeling of insecurity both economic and personal among its residents, then I would say the "worst neighborhood" in Milwaukee lies within North Avenue on the South, 27th Street on the West, 6th Street on the East, and Burleigh on the North.

Life anywhere in Milwaukee's central city is no picnic, but right now this area is particularly bad.

Now that we've all identified which neighborhoods we think are the worst, maybe we can discuss how they got to be that way and what we, as a city and a metropolitan area, can do to ensure that things improve in Milwaukee.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:30 AM
 
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If we define a "bad neighborhood" as one with deteroriating housing and building stock, high crime, drug and gang activity, a feeling of insecurity both economic and personal among its residents, then I would say the "worst neighborhood" in Milwaukee lies within North Avenue on the South, 27th Street on the West, 6th Street on the East, and Burleigh on the North.

Life anywhere in Milwaukee's central city is no picnic, but right now this area is particularly bad.
Bingo. If I had to narrow it down even further, I would say the area between Center and Burleigh, bounded by 30th and 6th on the east and west, are terrible. I myself was chased down and carjacked in that area (16th and Locust, and environs). Not a single block in that area is good news. A sense of desperation and lawlessness---and apathy-- prevades that area.

A close 2nd: 22nd and Brown, a half a mile of so south, where more than one guy has been killed by mob violence.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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I found info one the bad part for demographics the first part of the table is the zip codeand the second part us US average. interesting.

Age 0 to 4 9.82% 6.74%
Age 5 to 9 9.60% 6.73%
Age 10 to 14 10.00% 7.10%
Age 15 to 17 5.16% 4.32%
Age 18 to 20 4.70% 4.37%
Age 21 to 24 5.11% 5.53%
Age 25 to 34 14.36% 13.47%
Age 35 to 44 14.42% 14.86%
Age 45 to 49 7.07% 7.51%
Age 50 to 54 6.04% 6.73%
Age 55 to 59 4.32% 5.66%
Age 60 to 64 2.90% 4.44%
Age 65 to 74 3.23% 6.45%
Age 75 to 84 2.22% 4.41%
Age 85 and over 1.05% 1.70%

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Old 11-07-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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more demogrphics for a closer zip 53205 for the second one and it's not pretty!

how many poor kids are being born into areas like this! Poor kids!

Age 0 to 4 11.36% 6.74%
Age 5 to 9 11.18% 6.73%
Age 10 to 14 12.52% 7.10%
Age 15 to 17 6.21% 4.32%
Age 18 to 20 5.47% 4.37%
Age 21 to 24 5.26% 5.53%
Age 25 to 34 12.32% 13.47%
Age 35 to 44 12.11% 14.86%
Age 45 to 49 5.24% 7.51%
Age 50 to 54 4.48% 6.73%
Age 55 to 59 3.53% 5.66%
Age 60 to 64 2.83% 4.44%
Age 65 to 74 4.30% 6.45%
Age 75 to 84 2.28% 4.41%
Age 85 and over 0.91% 1.70%
RACE
White 3.80% 77.53%
Black 86.66% 12.35%
Asian 6.50% 3.58%
American Indian 0.25% 0.89%
Other 3.44% 5.65%
Hispanic 3.92% 12.73%
Non-Hispanic 95.89% 87.27%
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Bingo. If I had to narrow it down even further, I would say the area between Center and Burleigh, bounded by 30th and 6th on the east and west, are terrible. I myself was chased down and carjacked in that area (16th and Locust, and environs). Not a single block in that area is good news. A sense of desperation and lawlessness---and apathy-- prevades that area.

A close 2nd: 22nd and Brown, a half a mile of so south, where more than one guy has been killed by mob violence.
My wife and I were in Milwaukee this past May. She wanted to check out Marquette's campus because her brother attended there for a couple years. After a Sunday Brewers game, we went east on I-94 toward downtown. We exited at what we THOUGHT was an exit near Marquette. I think it was around N 27th Street, though, nowhere near the school.

Not knowing our way around, and stupidly not having a map, we drove north...thinking we would magically happen upon Marquette. I don't remember exactly how the hell we got out of that neighbourhood (I think we eventually stumbled on Fond du Lac Ave to I-43), but the experience was NOT pleasant. I just looked at a map, and I think we were just to the south of the area you described. It reminded me of movies I've seen that were filmed in Detroit.

I didn't fear for my life (probably out of ignorance), but it is definitely not a neighbourhood in which you'd want to be lost. Not cool. At all.

P.S. I also just realised that we were very close to Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment at 924 N 25th St. Fun.
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