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Beltway Confidential

The 50 most dangerous neighborhoods --- a personal note

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Beltway Confidential,Crime,Michael Barone,Detroit,Analysis,Michigan

Here is a list of what the website neighborhoodscout.com identifies as America’s most dangerous neighborhoods. I note with sadness that the single most dangerous neighborhood, identified as W Chicago/Livernois Ave in Detroit, is within two or three blocks of the church where my parents were married in 1943. The violent crime rate is reported to be 149.48 per 1,000 people, which suggests that your chance of being a victim of violent crime is something like 1 in 7.

For more of my thoughts on Detroit, check out my review of Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy, in the Claremont Review of Books.

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