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September 21, 2014

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3 Las Vegas neighborhoods on list of nation’s ‘most dangerous’

Three Las Vegas neighborhoods were ranked in the top 10 on a "Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods" list, according to consumer finance site WalletPop.com.

WalletPop examined FBI data from 17,000 law enforcement agencies listed on NeighborhoodScout.com to determine neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crimes in the country.

The area near Balzar Avenue in Las Vegas, located near Martin Luther Boulevard, ranked third in the nation with a one-in-seven chance of a person becoming a crime victim in that neighborhood within one year. That neighborhood has a crime rate of 145.98 per 1,000 residents, according to WalletPop.

A Las Vegas neighborhood near U.S. 95 in the eastern valley came in at No. 4 in the country. The neighborhood, bordered by North 28th Street, near Eastern Avenue and Mojave Road, has a crime rate of 135.09 per 1,000 residents with a one-in-seven chance of a person becoming a crime victim in that area within one year, WalletPop reported.

At No. 8 on the list is the D Street area in Las Vegas, not far from Balzar Avenue west of Interstate 15. The neighborhood has a crime rate of 111.53 per 1,000 residents with a one-in-nine chance of a person becoming a crime victim within a year, according to WalletPop.

NeighborhoodScout.com characterizes the D Street and North 28th Street areas as "hip & trendy" places to live.

A Chicago neighborhood ranked first on the list, with a Cleveland neighborhood coming in at No. 2. Atlanta had four neighborhoods on the list, the most of any other city, according to WalletPop.

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  1. And people wonder why we can't get business to move to Nevada?

  2. Metro Supporter;
    I am not sure the article is an endorsement of the fine job Metro is doing. It is not arrests nor convictions per 1,000 they are citing. It is crimes (reported crimes). It could be a justification for more c.o.p.s (literally Constables On Patrol) but I don't think it points to a working system. It is probably necessary for a "guilliani" (more cops but LESS CARS) to cut crime in those neighborhoods.

  3. Sounds to me like people here aren't praying hard enough. Here is one of my most favorite verse:

    Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
    9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
    10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

    So in other words if the residents of Las Vegas were to only have faith and to ask heavenly father in good faith that our police department would be improved from bad to excellent and that our crime rate would drop. It would be pretty much guaranteed that we would all be blessed with such a gift. The only problem is you got to have faith first. You must first believe before you can make a difference.

  4. lvmacp is right, and stats prove it. I used to work on the east side cited, and have a business in the Eastern Ave cited so I know those areas are dangerous.

  5. I would hardly call those neighborhoods "hip & Trendy"

  6. Where are Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan & Al Sharpton? Why aren't those rabble-rousers walking the streets in the neighborhoods protesting the black-on-black violence going on? Oh, yeah, there's no money in doing that. And where is that ACLU bum, Alan Lichtenstein? Sitting in some air condidtioned, security protected office high above the fray, is my guess.

  7. Can't really take this "list" seriously since Detroit and New Orleans are nowhere to be found and by far more dangerous than anywhere in Vegas.

  8. Another example of trickle up economics promoted by the progressive Democrats. I wonder how many jobs (other than police, fire and emergency room personnel) these folks create?

  9. LMAO....28th St. hip and trendy... Where or when has that street ever been that way.... Anyhow they should have taken that poll back in the day when 28th St was wild and crazy,, not hip and trendy...

  10. <Gotcha on the Arts District. I keep wanting to go support First Friday, but I never get out there. I used to tell people that wanted to get directions to the bus station to "Turn left at the giant bugs." at the old pest control place on Charleston and Main (?).

    The Giant bugs are gone now. Oddly, I miss that place. I've lived here too long , obviously.>

    The giant bugs are gone? I could swear they were still there a couple of years ago!

    Also, a little South of Charleston are a couple of nice antique stores. Not just junk (or stuff you had when you were a kid) but some nice items. One in particular encompassed several of those "cottages" that were built during the '30's. Separate buildings but the same store so-to-speak.

  11. <A Chicago neighborhood ranked as #1 on the "Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods." I wonder if Barack Obama ever worked as a "community organizer" in that neighborhood>

    So, tell us where this neighborhood is, smartass! And what does Obama have to do with ANY of this? Oh, yeah - he's from Chicago and he's a Black man. So that stands to reason he would somehow be affiliated with this neighborhood.

  12. You couldn't find a cop on D street if you tried. There is NO SUCH THING as "on patrol" anymore either. All 3 of those neighborhoods are my idea of *&%^holes and thanks to the residents they'll get a little worse before they get better. Those people LOVE to live there, it gives them something to gripe about while standing in line at the welfare office. "Oh yeah I had a job for a day, but I quit because it's just so much easier getting a monthly check from the government!"

    If the people of those neighborhoods wanted to clean up where they live, it would happen. So, let them be on whatever list comes out next, I don't care, because the very people in those neighborhoods don't care.

  13. <You couldn't find a cop on D street if you tried. There is NO SUCH THING as "on patrol" anymore either>

    I've seen plenty of cops on D Street and I also have seen both in Vegas and NLV cops on patrol all the time. Maybe you're just in denial that cops actually DO do their jobs. I wouldn't trust ANYTHING you say since you are a documented "cop hater".

  14. The only reason they can say the crime rate is so high is because of the large number of people in these small areas. There is just as much crime in Summerlin, Henderson, Green Valley, Centennial and so on. Only difference is there arent as many people in these areas commiting crimes and if so how many times is it actually broadcasted on news? Any minor crime is on the 11 o'clock news if it's in a typical "minority" neighborhood. Crime is all around and prominent.

    And RACE has nothing to do with this! If you want to be 100% most blacks have moved from these areas. Majority of the people there are hispanic and white. Get the facts straight!

  15. I understand that it goes this way every time a police officer makes an arrest that data is entered into a computer bank and this adds up and at sometime a group like Walletpop. comes along and gets this data and interprets as the area being unsafe and you the public takes that interpretation and then further interprets into the officers not doing there job when in reality it is the officer that are doing there jobs is the reason the data was put there in the first place.
    Maybe just maybe you the taxpayer needs to ask why aren't they in jail? Well it just might be your refusal to provide inmate housing and that's the reason why the judges limits their sentencing and there back on the street, They need the beds to put them in.

  16. is it me or are all 3 right next to each other in a super small part of town

  17. Read deeper into the article by following the links and you will find the citywide violent crime ratio: "Chance of being a victim in this city: 1 in 5"

  18. I don't believe this article is totally accurate. The neighborhood cited as No. 1 in Chicago isn't all that bad anymore; it is right near where the House of Michael was built, and when that happened, that whole area took an upwards turn to becoming "yuppified" since it is only 10 minutes west of the Loop. Whereas a southside Chicago neighborhood mentioned is further down on the list and it has always been known as a high crime area.

    The ONLY area that I never felt safe in was driving down H Street, in broad daylight. The other areas I have had an opportunity to be in and never felt threatened or unsafe.

  19. Actually there is no safe place to be anymore,, as you can be a victim anywhere at anytime in this town...

  20. I live on 28th Street. It's great!

    The police are really nice, too.

    I talk to them all the time...as they come and go.