The neighborhood contained within Chicago's 60612 zip code topped a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States, according to an analysis released this week.
Compiled by NeighborhoodScout, a consulting company that specializes in location-based analysis and risk assessment, the rankings are based on rates of violent crime per 1,000 people gathered from 17,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide, from municipal police to university and transit patrols.
Resident of Chicago's West Lake Street neighborhood standĀ a 1 in 4 chance of being a victim of crime, and the violent crime rate is 257.72 per 1,000, according to the study.
Other standout figuresĀ came from Atlanta - home of CNN and Turner Broadcasting - which has four neighborhoods on the list, more than any other city.
Two neighborhoods in Las Vegas, Nevada, also came in third and fourth on the list.
The study chose to look at data by neighborhoods instead of cities because cities with high crime rates can still have safe neighborhoods, said Andrew Schiller, founder of NeighborhoodScout.
For example, he points out thatĀ the city of Chicago ranks 48th out of 100 on an upcomingĀ list of most dangerous cities in the United States, despite its standing in this study.
"To have a considerably dangerous neighborhood or two or three and then have the city overall be 48th suggests considerable social fragmentation, where pockets of high crime exist where other areas arenāt as affected," he said.