Site lists Chicago's 'most dangerous' hoods

January 31, 2012|By Tracy Swartz, RedEye

Four South Side areas landed on AOL list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods, which was posted Monday on

The site said they used information from, a real estate site that crunches violent crime data from the FBI and local law enforcement areas. The time period used for the study was not specified. did not respond to a request for comment.

Chicago had the most areas on the list followed by Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn., with two each. An area in Cincinnati was listed only once, but topped the list with most violent crimes per 1,000 people (267).

Making the list from Chicago:

>> No. 2: Washington Park from just east of LaSalle Street to State Street and 51st Street to Garfield Boulevard

>> No. 19: Englewood from Halsted Street to Wentworth Avenue from 63rd Street to Marquette Road

>> No. 24: Englewood from Halsted Street to Wallace Street and Garfield Boulevard to 59th Street

>> No. 25: West Englewood from Damen Avenue to Wood Street and 59th Street to 63rd Street

Englewood saw 26 homicides in 2011, up from 14 homicides in 2010, according to RedEye data, which is based on information from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office and the Chicago Police Department.

Both Englewood areas mentioned by saw two homicides in 2011, RedEye data showed. The four victims, all men shot to death, were between 24 and 80 years old.

Meanwhile, West Englewood saw 28 homicides in 2011, the same number as in 2010. Two homicides were recorded in 2011 in the area cited. The males, 20 and 21, were both fatally shot.

Washington Park saw 10 homicides in 2011, up from nine homicides in 2010. No homicides were recorded in 2011 in the area mentioned by | @tracyswartz

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