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Four Chicago Neighborhoods Make List Of Nation's Most Dangerous

By Samantha Abernethy in News on May 2, 2013 7:00PM

Four Chicago neighborhoods were named by Neighborhood Scout among the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the U.S. The top three spots on the list belong to Detroit, but part of Chicago's Auburn Gresham — between 76th and 79th streets, east of Halsted to Wallace — comes in fourth place. According to NeighborhoodScout's statistics, that area has a rate of 116.56 violent crimes per 1,000 people, meaning a resident of that section of Auburn Gresham has a 1 in 9 chance of being the victim of a crime within a year.

In 2010, Chicago's West Town was listed as the most dangerous neighborhood in the country, but this year it isn't on the list. In 2009, Washington Park and three sections of Englewood made the list.

Here are the spots on this year's list:

No. 4: S Halsted St. / W 77th St. (Auburn Gresham)
No. 13: S Homan Ave. / W Roosevelt Rd. (North Lawndale)
No. 16: S Ashland Ave. / W 76th St. (Auburn Gresham)
No. 25: S Indiana Ave. / E 60th St. (Washington Park)

See the full list, compiled using FBI data from local law enforcement agencies on violent crime including murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault. Are these the most dangerous parts of Chicago? Well there's one flaw in the calculations: They can't count the dangerous crimes that people don't report to local law enforcement.