Area 'Hood Makes ‘Most Dangerous' List

Fort Worth in, Dallas out

By Bruce Felps
|  Saturday, Oct 9, 2010  |  Updated 4:35 PM CDT
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A Fort Worth neighborhood is among the most dangerous places in America to live, according to a study from Walletpop.com.

Lindsay Wilcox, NBCDFW.com

A Fort Worth neighborhood is among the most dangerous places in America to live, according to a study from Walletpop.com.

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WalletPop.com today published a list, compiled by NeighborhoodScout.com, of the 25 most dangerous ‘hoods in the United States.com.

Chicago’s West Lake area topped the list, and Atlanta, with four, placed more neighborhoods on the list than any other city in the country.

Only one area of either Dallas or Fort Worth made the top 25. That would be the East Lancaster section of Fort Worth, an area close to the home of the NBC 5 station building. But don't worry about any of the station hands, at least not while they're in the building. That baby is built from 3-foot thick cinder blocks, so it's fairly sturdy should the bad apples migrate east.

Still, the chances of someone in the East Lancaster neighborhood becoming a victim of crime lurk at about 1 in 10 people, so watch your back.

In a case of reality saying, "Hey, perception, bite me," no neighborhood in Oak Cliff or South Dallas or West Dallas, for that matter, made the list.

So, all you people who fled Dallas and relocated to Plano or Frisco because of perceived soaring crimes rate, c'mon back. It's cool here.

Really.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He grew up in Oak Cliff and can attest to its "Pleasantville" like atmosphere. Right.

CORRECTION: This story initially said the NBC station was in the neighborhood mentioned.  While the building is in the same zip code, we are not in the specific area mentioned in the report.  We regret the error.
 

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