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Old 10-11-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Riverside, California
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What do you guys think the worst "ghetto" (aka crime filled, run-down slum) in California is? Not a lot of people outside of California think of ghettos when they hear about California, they just think it's all movie stars and beaches. In my experiences, it would have to be all of South Central LA, from Pico Rivera down to North Long Beach (basically everything along the 110 from the Harbor to downtown), or Oakland. San Bernardino in the IE also has a sky-high crime rate and some run down looking neighborhoods, but it lacks the "urban ghetto" feel of the others. Your thoughts, Californians?

 
Old 10-11-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Full Time: N.NJ Part Time: S.CA, ID
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take your pick: www.hacla.org

Generally speaking: Nickerson Gardens, Imperial Courts and Jordan Downs are pretty nasty. Also, the area inside the border of Coliseum (north), Crenshaw (east), La Brea (west) and Santa Rosaila/Stocker (south) .... Palmwood Drive.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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Oakland.

Along with the Oakland Raiders and their trashy fans. All the fans have pretty much been in jail or will go to jail eventually. LOL
 
Old 10-11-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: New York
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To me I'd say Watts, Richmond, and East Oakland?

I'm from a bad area myself so there's a lot less on my list, the only big difference is the gangs, Cali has a lot. Compton certainly surprised me, I thought it'd be like a Camden from what I've heard, I'm not saying it's nice but overall it's not that bad in my experience, I will say visiting is different than living though.

There's probably a topic on this already but carry on.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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What do you guys think the worst "ghetto" (aka crime filled, run-down slum) in California is? Not a lot of people outside of California think of ghettos when they hear about California, they just think it's all movie stars and beaches. In my experiences, it would have to be all of South Central LA, from Pico Rivera down to North Long Beach (basically everything along the 110 from the Harbor to downtown), or Oakland. San Bernardino in the IE also has a sky-high crime rate and some run down looking neighborhoods, but it lacks the "urban ghetto" feel of the others. Your thoughts, Californians?
I don't know about that - there are plenty of notorious places in California that come to mind when you say "ghettos". I don't even know much about these areas, but when I hear "ghetto" in the sense you're talking - I would think Watts, Compton, Oakland, Richmond, South Central, Riverside.

The movie star, beaches, paradise, playground stereotype of California seemed to be more 1960's through 1980's.

These days it's more congestion, mexicans, budget problems, good weather and nice scenery.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Twilight zone
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Worst Ghetto in California?
beverly hills


Hollywood Realtors - Beverly Hills Real Estate Agent - West Hollywood Realtors

and malibu


^frightening!!

but foreal i guess compton/south central, richmond and oakland
 
Old 10-11-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The movie star, beaches, paradise, playground stereotype of California seemed to be more 1960's through 1980's.
Gang violence in Los Angeles peaked in the late 1980's / early 1990's coinciding with the crack epidemic. Since the early 1990's Los Angeles has seen its crime rate FALL dramatically. I am not trying to sugar coat it and say there is no gang problem.

Nevertheless, in raw numbers the number of homicides has fallen from just over 1,000 per year in the very early 1990's to just 314 murders in 2009. And this is during a time when the population for the City of Los Angeles INCREASED by approx. 500,000 residents (between 1990 and 2009).
 
Old 10-11-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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These days it's more congestion, mexicans, budget problems, good weather and nice scenery.
Gay mairrage, marijuana legalization, Arnold Schwarzineger..

The rich kids in reality TV shows like Laguna Beach and the O.C.
 
Old 10-12-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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That's like saying which is worse, yellow poop or green poop? It's all poop. I guess if I had to pick one it would be any ghetto that has the most murders. That's like the ultimate crime.
 
Old 10-12-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: San Diego,CA
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Stockton aint no joke either..Fresno in the mid to late 90's was on another level of crime as well..
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