The city is notorious for its ever-rising property crime rates and violent crimes, including homicides. Baltimore has some nice sections, but it could be better.
Located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Camden is consistently named one of the poorest urban centers in America.
The rate of gun-related violent crime in Chicago is so high the city is disparagingly called “Chiraq” (a combination of the words Chicago and Iraq).
One commenter observes that Detroit is such a rough area because it is still struggling to recover economically from the loss of many good-paying automaker jobs.
In recent years, Flint has made headlines for its water crisis, in which the city’s drinking water became contaminated with lead.