Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America

1 East of Barton and McFarland in Detroit, MI

This is what a typical street resembles in the neighborhood East of Barton and McFarland in Detroit. The zip code of 48209 has a violent crime rate of 149.28 per 1000 residents. The chance of becoming a victim in this neighborhood is 1 in 7 which is truly sad. Here is yet another reason why it is so cold in the D!

2 Fountain Park St. Louis, MO

Welcome to Fountain Park in St. Louis, Missouri, home to massive amounts of violent crimes every year. With a name like Fountain Park you wouldn't expect the neighborhood to have a 82.76 violent crime rate per 1,000 residents, would you? Living in the 63113 and 63108 zip codes provide you with a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim. This is another prime example of how poverty creates crime.

3 Northwest Springdale Tulsa, OK

The Northwest Springdale section of Tulsa, Oklahoma is the most dangerous neighborhood within the entire state. The 74106 and 74110 zip codes comprise most of the violent crimes inside of of Oklahoma and it is due to the poverty level in the area. The violent crime rate in this neighborhood is 66.88 per 1,000 residents. The chances of residents becoming a victim in this section of Tulsa is 1 in 15.

4 Northeast of East Broadway and Ingram in West Memphis, AR

Many of you reading this have probably never heard of a city called West Memphis, Arkansas but it has one of the most dangerous areas in the U.S. That neighborhood is the section northeast of East Broadway and Ingram which utilizes the zip code of 72301. This area is home to a violent crime rate of 68.90 per 1,000 residents. The chances of becoming a victim to a crime is the neighborhood is 1 in 11.

5 Southeast Cathedral District Saginaw, MI

Here is a scene all too familiar for residents of the Southeast Cathedral District neighborhood in Saginaw, MI. Police and their dogs ravaging crime scenes looking for evidence to attempt to solve violent crimes. The 48601 zip code in Saginaw has a violent crime rate of 85.64 per 1,000 residents and the chances of those residents becoming a victim is 1 in 12. One of the saddest statistics is that 96% of the area's residents don't have a four-year college degree.