Galveston: 21st Most Dangerous Neighborhood? Doubtful

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Stay out of Waco!!!!
Some outfit called NeighborhoodScout.com has been getting internet run with a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America.

Tourists walking The Strand in Galveston beware: You are strolling in the country's 21st most dangerous neighborhood. Allegedly.
 
What the website calls the "Church Street area" is more dangerous than New York, Boston, LA or even East St. Louis.

Ummm...sure?

The explanation:

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 company also puts out a Top 100 dangerous cities list. Among the list:

 2. Hot Springs, Arkansas
13. Murray, Utah
15. Paris, Texas
65. Conroe, Texas
76. Waco, Texas

Houston? Nowhere on the list. Neither is New York.

So we don't exactly think you need to be carrying an Uzi if you're visiting The Strand.



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