You have see a lot of crime in Evansville on the news lately, but do you know what areas of town are the most dangerous?

Photo By Deb Turner
Photo By Deb Turner

I am currently in the market to buy a house. Not being from Evansville, I always hear people say that I should watch what part of town that I move to. That's somewhat startling to me because, I don't know what the good/bad parts of the city are. Thankfully, there are resources like NeighborhoodScout to help me in that department. The website is full of valuable information from real estate, schools, to crime.

Let's focus on crime. NeighborhoodScout has compiled stats from crime reports from Evansville and has ranked the neighborhoods in town from safe to least safe. If you want to find out what the safest neighborhoods are, you can click here...however, if you want to know the areas that you probably want to avoid, read on.

These are the 10 most dangerous neighborhoods in Evansville according to NeighborhoodScout:

1. Covert/Burdette Ave.

2. N. Main St./W. Morgan Ave.

3. N. Main St./W. Franklin St.

4. W. Columbia St./N. Fulton Ave.

5. S Garvin St / Washington Ave

6. N. Fulton Ave./E. Louisiana St.

7. N Heidelbach Ave / Maxwell Ave.

8. City Center

9. Lincoln Ave / S Governor St.

10. S Kentucky Ave / E Riverside Dr.


Neighborhood Scout
Neighborhood Scout


Does this list surprise you at all? NeighborhoodScout went on to say that Evansville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to communities of it's size. Some of their findings are quite eye opening. Check it out:

With a crime rate of 57 per one thousand residents, Evansville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within Indiana, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Evansville.

For Evansville, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Evansville is one in 144.

To find out more on NeigherboodScout's findings regarding Evansville crime, you can click here. You can also check out details on the best schools, real estate, and more on the website. It's worth the look!




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