Where's Chicago's Danger Zone? - NBC Chicago

Where's Chicago's Danger Zone?

South Side neighborhoods rank high in danger study

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    Under the Tucson Sun
    Three of the country's most dangerous urban places are in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

    Chicago is home to four of the top 25 most dangerous "neighborhoods" in the country, including a sliver of Washington Park that ranked No. 2, a recently released study of FBI crime statistics shows.

    Folks who lived near 55th and State -- less than two miles from President Obama's house and the possible site of a future Olympic stadium -- had a 1-in-4 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime each year between 2005 and 2007, according to NeighborhoodScout.com.

    Chicago's three other danger zones are located in poverty-stricken Englewood, a hot bed for violence in recent years, the Sun-Times reports Tuesday.