You know what the Mid-West is?

"Young and restless
Where restless Niggaz might snatch your necklace
And next these Niggaz might jack your Lexus
Somebody tell these Niggaz who Kanye West is
I walk through the valley of Chi where death is
Top floor the view alone will leave you breathless Uhhhh!"
I guess Kanye said it best huh?
Because according to the F.B.I, 44% of the most dangerous streets in the U.S. are in the Mid-West.
Alot of people think the Mid-West is this "soft, Bible Belt", but I know different.
It is horrible out here and it might surprise alot of people.
But I can't believe my former street of "East St. Louis- State Street" isn't on the list because Lord knows some craziness goes on there.

Top 25 Most Dangerous Streets (according to the F.B.I on order of violence)
1) Cincinnati - Central Pwky./Liberty St.
2) Chicago - State St./Garfield Blvd.
3) Miami, 7th Ave./North River Dr.
4) Jacksonville - Beaver St./Broad St.
5) Baltimore - North Ave./Belair Rd.
6) Kansas City - Bales Ave./30th St.
7) Memphis - Warford St./Mt. Olive Rd.
8) Kansas City - Forest Ave./41st St.
9) Dallas - Route 352/Scyene Rd.
10) Richmond - Va., Church Hill
11) Memphis - Bellevue Blvd./Lamar Ave.
12) Dallas - 2nd Ave./Hatcher St.
13) Springfield, Ill. - Cook St./11th St.
14) St. Louis - 14th St./Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
15) Little Rock, Ark. - Roosevelt Rd./Bond St.
16) Philadelphia - Broad St./Dauphin St.
17) Tampa - Amelia Ave./Tampa St.
18) New York - St. Nicholas Ave./125th St.
19) Chicago - 66th St./Yale Ave.
20) Baltimore - Orleans St./Front St.
21) Cleveland - Cedar Ave./55th St.
22) Orlando - East-West Expy./Orange Blossom Trail
23) Detroit - Mt. Elliott St./Palmer Ave.
24) Chicago - Wallace St./58th St.
25) Chicago - Winchester Ave./60th St.

This is a piece from the 2008 "Brave New Voices" from the Chicago team about the crazy violence in the city, amazing:

1 comment:

  1. Yeah alot of people think the Midwest is just plains and corn fields..totally beg to differ! lol

    But I'm from Detroit and I'm really shocked that we weren't higher on the list... but Miami & Cincinnati doesn't really surprise me..on almost every episode of The First 48,those two cities are on,lol, sad but true.