N Tryon named one of 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America, but is it?
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by Justin Ruckman
“For the second year in a row, using exclusive data developed by Dr. Andrew Schiller’s team at NeighborhoodScout.com, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, WalletPop reveals the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America.”
The North Tryon St. area in zip code 28206, has 352 predicted annual violent crimes, placing the average person’s change of being a victim in a violent crime at 1 in 9.
Chris Miller reports that “CMPD says data in study is ‘flawed’”.
The validity of this report is being questioned.
“Bobby Worley is spending the day sitting outside on his front porch with his 18-month-old daughter, Payton.
The lifetime Charlotte resident lives in the Lockwood neighborhood, a neighborhood listed as one of the ‘Most Dangerous’ in the nation by the website NeighborhoodScout.com.
Worley says that he has never heard of any crime in the 3+ years he’s lived in that neighborhood.
’It’s pretty safe,’ he remarks from the front porch to his home. ‘Police patrol up and down here all the time.’”
“WalletPop.com does not offer any more details into the backgrounds of the neighborhoods singled out, nor does it attempt to provide any analysis on what the circumstances are that contribute to the making of a “bad” neighborhood. What, if any, are the common characteristics of these communities? And what, if anything, are the local jurisdictions and elected officials doing to alleviate the violence? Perhaps, that is not WalletPop.com’s job. Maybe, the purpose of the report is simply to point out that there are several dangerous communities in America…and many of them just happen to be Black.”