Report ranks Louisville's Smoketown neighborhood in top 25 of most dangerous neighborhoods

Report ranks Louisville's Smoketown neighborhood in top 25 of most dangerous neighborhoods

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by Maureen Hagrman

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 4 at 6:01 PM

(WHAS11) - In a new study, one Louisville neighborhood has ranked in the top 25 of 17,000 US cities for being one of the most dangerous.
   
A study by Neighborhoodscout.com ranked the Smoketown neighborhood; specifically East Breckinridge Street in zip codes 40203 and 40204 as the 14th most dangerous of the 17,000 cities.

The report says zip codes 40203 and 40204 have the highest crime rate in Louisville. It says there are 226 predicted annual crimes in the neighborhood and that a person's chances of being a victim of a violent crime there within a year are one in nine.

For the entire city of Louisville, the average chance of being a victim is one in 14.

WHAS11 News contacted the mayor’s office about the report and spokesperson Lindsay English told WHAS11 that they are not familiar with the report, but are taking a look at the study.

Chicago was ranked the most dangerous city.

You can see the full article and list of cities here.



 

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