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Avoid These Dangerous Destinations When Visiting Chicago
Washington Park is one of the most dangerous spots in Chicago. The violent crime rate in this neighborhood is much higher than the national average.
Washington Park
A crime is committed in Washington Park every 5 hours and 43 minutes, and there is a one in 11 chance every day of being assaulted, robbed, or having property stolen.
This Chicago neighborhood sees a lot of gun and gang violence. Shootings take place an average of once every other day, with 1,500 homicides over the past decade.
West Garfield Park
Avoid public transportation in this neighborhood, as it has been identified as a hot spot for pickpockets. However, walking or biking during the day is considered safe.
Englewood is known for public crimes such as muggings. Even by Chicago standards, there is a lot of crime — in 2022 alone, there were 243 shootings.
According to FBI data, overall crime here is 285% of the national average, and violent crime is 327% of the national average. Juvenile crime is especially rampant.
North Lawndale
Robberies, muggings, and assaults happen even during the day and on public sidewalks, according to the ESTA. Travel in groups and avoid handling cash in public when visiting.
This neighborhood has the third-highest crime rate in Illinois, 308% higher than the national average. Crime occurs every six hours and four minutes on average.
East Garfield Park