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Blog: Louisville Neighborhood 14th Most Dangerous

By Jay Ditzer/WLKY.com

POSTED: 11:01 am EDT October 5, 2010
UPDATED: 11:19 am EDT October 5, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville neighborhood has been named one of the 25 most dangerous in America.

Based on FBI data from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, AOL’s WalletPop blog listed the 25 neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America.

With 226 predicted annual violent crimes and a violent crime rate per 1,000 of 106.01, Louisville’s Smoketown area was ranked No. 14.

Smoketown is bounded by Broadway on the north, Kentucky Street on the south, Interstate 65 to the west and the CSX railroad tracks on the east.

According to WalletPop, your chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in Smoketown in one year are 1 in 9.

Chicago is home to the nation’s most dangerous neighborhood as well as its 18th, while Atlanta had four neighborhoods ranked and Las Vegas had three.

See the full list here .

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