Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2017

When you think of the neighborhoods in and around Chicago, numerous stereotypes come to mind. There are preppy areas, hipster neighborhoods, college town areas, but also areas that are known for crimes and poverty. Overall, the Chicago land region regularly ranks as one of the best locations in which to live in the United States as a result of world-class culture, a strong economy, excellent academic institutions, walkability, and many famous fine-dining locations. There is a neighborhood to fit everyone’s taste in Chicago; however Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods need to be known.

However, there can be a darker side to Chicago that many hopefully never experience. There are some neighborhoods that are tucked away from the main touristy areas of Chicago that most outside visitors do not get to experience.  These are the tougher neighborhoods.  While they are unfortunately riddled with crime, many say these neighborhoods are the backbone of Chicago and the reason that the city is what it is today.  That being said, it’s still our duty to report which ones are considered the most dangerous by statistical data. In 2016, we provided you with a list, here are Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2017.

Of Chicago’s 76 neighborhoods, the most dangerous neighborhoods include:

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Chatham is located between 79th and 93rd street along route 90/94. Homes in this neighborhood cost less than $150,000 on average and the area has a 14% unemployment rate.  With a population of 32,100, it has the 19th worst crime index of all Chicago neighborhoods. This combined with low housing costs, dense population, high unemployment and low median income break Chatham into the top 10.