Two streets in Cincinnati’s Over-The-Rhine neighborhood have earned the city the top spot in a national ranking of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods by a personal finance and consumer Web site, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. The site walletpop.com asserted that based on FBI reported-crime data, the neighborhood’s violent crime rate is 266.94 per 1,000 population and 457 predicted annual violent crimes. There is a 1 in 4 chance in becoming a crime victim in that area in a year, the site says.
The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation said the study focuses on 20 square blocks and is based on data that is more than two and a half years old. The agency said that reported crime in the area is down 37 percent since 2004. Walletpop.com listed neighborhoods in Chicago, Miami, Jacksonville, and Baltimore as the number two to five supposedly most crime-ridden in the nation.