Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The nation's 25 most dangerous neighborhoods.

Taken from the Sun Times.

1) Cincinnati, Central Pwky./Liberty St.
2) Chicago, State St./Garfield Blvd.
3) Miami, 7th Ave./North River Dr.
4) Jacksonville, Beaver St./Broad St.
5) Baltimore, North Ave./Belair Rd.
6) Kansas City, Bales Ave./30th St.
7) Memphis, Warford St./Mt. Olive Rd.
8) Kansas City, Forest Ave./41st St.
9) Dallas, Route 352/Scyene Rd.
10) Richmond, Va., Church Hill
11) Memphis, Bellevue Blvd./Lamar Ave.
12) Dallas, 2nd Ave./Hatcher St.
13) Springfield, Ill., Cook St./11th St.
14) St. Louis, 14th St./Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
15) Little Rock, Ark., Roosevelt Rd./Bond St.
16) Philadelphia, Broad St./Dauphin St.
17) Tampa, Amelia Ave./Tampa St.
18) New York, St. Nicholas Ave./125th St.
19) Chicago, 66th St./Yale Ave.
20) Baltimore, Orleans St./Front St.
21) Cleveland, Cedar Ave./55th St.
22) Orlando, East-West Expy./Orange Blossom Trail
23) Detroit, Mt. Elliott St./Palmer Ave.
24) Chicago, Wallace St./58th St.
25) Chicago, Winchester Ave./60th St.

Some questions:

Why is Chicago on this list even once, let alone 4 times? Why, if Chicago is so dangerous, do the people have no right to concealed carry? Why do Chicago residents have to fight to even maintain the means of self-defense in the home? Is this just another failure of the "Gun Free Zone" experiment?

1 comment:

Bob S. said...

Two of those areas on the list #9 & #12 are less than 30 miles from my house.

Put it another way....only about 30 -45 minutes drive time...less if not at rush hour.

I wonder what the rates of "legal" firearm ownership are in those areas. We know in Chicago it is practically zero.

Bet if we correlated factors like poverty, education and even race with the crime rates it would better correlate then legal firearm ownership rates.

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