This is fantastic news

RKS

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I have worked and gone out in the area for the last 15 years and have never been the victim of a crime. I guess I need to start actually carrying. :(

edit: our office if between Central Parkway and Liberty in OTR and I walk/drive there everyday.

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OVER-THE-RHINE - Two streets in this Cincinnati neighborhood have earned the city the top spot in a national ranking of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods by a personal finance and consumer Web site.

According to walletpop.com, Central Parkway and Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine are the center of the worst neighborhood, with a violent crime rate of 266.94 per 1,000 population and 457 predicted annual violent crimes.

There is a 1 in 4 chance in becoming a crime victim in that area in one year's time, the site reports.

Spokesmen for Cincinnati police and Mayor Mark Mallory did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rounding out the top five were Chicago (State St./Garfield Blvd.); Miami (7th Ave./North River Dr.); Jacksonville, Fla. (Beaver St./Broad St.) and Baltimore, (North Ave./Belair Rd.).

The only other Ohio city on the list is Cleveland (Cedar Ave./55th St.).

According to walletpop.com, the ranking was compiled by NeighborhoodsScout.com, which gathers FBI data from 2005, 2006 and 2007 submitted by all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies and came up with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America.

Recent changes in the neighborhoods may not be reflected in the findings, according to the Web site.

Neighborhoods instead of cities were ranked because cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, so it is less useful to generalize about an entire city, the site states.

The data can be used by homebuyers, developers and insurance and other companies to evaluate neighborhoods.
 

Crono

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You should come to where I live, which is supposedly the safest town in America.
 

RKS

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Originally posted by: Crono
You should come to where I live, which is supposedly the safest town in America.

Ironically we live in a very safe/bland bedroom community considered a great place to live.
 

theknight571

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I've survived working in Detroit for almost 20 years now. :)

Although I see there are no Detroit neighborhoods until #23. The stats must be spread out over many neighborhoods in the city or maybe Detroit's lost so many people due to the economy that there's just no-one left. :)
 

skull

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Wow I never thought it was that bad I used to go down there to buy weed all the time. Back before the hamilton county sheriff came in. Every time you pulled on vine and green, 15 people would bum rush your car holding bags of weed. You would have 7 people on each side of the car pushing each other putting there hands in your windows holding a bag of weed. All yelling buy mine buy mine. You could get awesome deals down there.
 

1sikbITCH

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Haha I live about 2 miles from that Baltimore intersection :) It really is a warzone over there.
 

queenrobot

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Good luck, OP! I am about to move to what is known as the "Square" in Phoenix. Apparently it is a big gang/drug haven. I can't wait.
 

Old Hippie

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The only other Ohio city on the list is Cleveland (Cedar Ave./55th St.).

I wonder how they figured that? There's nothing there but a coupla gas stations and warehouses.

E.55th and Woodland on the other hand...............


Did you ever see any crime?