Chicago is a large city. While there are many positive attributes associated with the city, there are also a lot of dangerous neighborhoods to be weary of. Chicago is known to have among one of the highest crime rates and more so with all the gang activity that is centered around the slums and ghettos of the busy city. If you think you’ll be visiting the city any time soon or traveling through, we’ve come up with a list of the most dangerous neighborhoods that you should probably steer clear of.

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5. Burnside

The highest murder rate per square foot belongs to a place you may not have heard of: Burnside. This area was listed in the top 5 as possibly the worst and the highest ranked area with criminal activity. Due to the multiple shootings and mass gang activity, it’s highly recommended that you stay away from this area unless you absolutely have to.

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