Most Ghetto Cities In the U.S.


The Top Ten

1 Detroit MI

Its sad really. This comes from the lack of jobs that Detroit used to be VERY famous for... Cars and motors ( Assembly lines of Fords and processing of motors). This used to be one of the most prosperous cities but as time went on jobs were hard to hold on to because of racial problems, and many that even had money moved to the suburbs. Ghettos like this had not much support from the government anymore and sadly the citizens did not have the money t survive which there are many homeless and buildings not in tact.

I lived in Detroit for a while, and hated it. Rampant crime, poverty, drugs, gangs, filth, etc. As another person mentioned, the schools here are in a crisis. The water is dirty. There are no families here. It may be a major city, but there is really not a lot to do. Avoid Detroit at all costs. I left there running and screaming and never looked back.

Drugs. Gangs. Everything needs a fresh coat of paint. Poverty. Crime. The horrible schools (look up Detroit public school crisis). Dirty water. Who in their right mind would live here or visit here?

Ghetto world. Gangs, drugs, and crime. Police takes like, an hour to respond.

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2 Camden NJ

I lived here for a few months. The school system is absolutely awful. There are thousands of gangs residing here, and the crime is horrible. The town is covered in filth, and everything is run down. There are no sane people residing here. No families. I had a bullet through the wall, and left this hell hole right after that.

Everything is crumbling and needs a fresh coat of paint. Drugs. Crime. Ghetto.

this place has the highest crime rate in america - Phuffu

Everyone strung out on drugs & in daytime...crackheads veering into traffic almos hit a couple by transpo depot dwntwn. Abandoned possible crack-houses crumbling brick foreclosed ex manufacturing bldgs broken glass window. open air drug dealing once fiends get off bus at transpo depo. bad attitudes. everyone hanging out on certain home stoops. homeboys/gang members? prostitutes crack whores poverty everywhere

3 New Orleans LA

Yo I was born on the north side of the lake but all I can say is that this place is in the dirty ass south and way more ghetto than Detroit, plus we got Lil Wayne and dj khaled yo plus Louisiana got the highest crime rate, casinos and strippers everywhere as well as drugs. Yep, this place is the most ghetto

New Orleans is full of crime, strippers, drunks, gangs, rednecks, drugs, and filth. I don't see why it's so popular. It was a horrible vacation.

Gangs. Rednecks. Everything needs a a fresh coat of paint. Drugs. Strippers. New Orleans is so overrated.

Me and my dads was in dis bank and the place strait up just got robbed! Somebody tryna run outta that joint den day just shot his ass

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4 Chicago IL

Ghetto! It's an embarrassment to be from this place! 762 murders! Every politician in this city is a Democrat and 90% of the population here is brainwashed by the liberal politicians and media in this city, which is why it won't get any better. The Democrats and liberals will act like they want this city to be better, but all what they care about is someone saying a racist comment or the few police shootings, instead of being more focused on the real issue of 99% of shootings being gang-related, and only a quarter of the homicides in this city are solved. That is the real problem with crime in Chicago, and these soft ass liberals are too weak to face the real problem which is why there has been a 57% increase in homicides in the city of Chicago in 2016 alone! This is why I will be moving to Mobile, Alabama when I get a little older since they manage to keep the annual amount of homicides there under 30.

My best friend got shot when we were shopping...

That was me and you don't no how it feels to grow up hard

One big dump! The new Detroit.

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5 Compton CA

Worst place to live in the US is Compton, for sure. The gangs rule the town, and there is minuscule police presence. The town is full of filth, and abandoned businesses. As another person mentioned, I wouldn't eat in Compton. The crime rate is sky high, and nowhere is safe. No families, and drugs, sex, and violence galore.

I watched a documentary about the gangs in Compton, Watts, and South Central and for some reason the local children are always referred to as "Lil' Homies." - NicholasYellow

Live near it probably as bad as east Los Angeles

Compton, Compton. Ain’t no city quite like mine. This place has some serious street cred, I have no idea why it isn’t higher.

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6 Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn is both amazing and astronomically priced. Just try to rent in DUMBO. Half this country would kill to live here.

Brooklyn ain't its own city though

Brooklyn is its own city.

Brooklyn is a borough

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7 Gary IN

Gary is super ugly. Almost everyone I know from here is super ghetto and even though they graduated from high school they are ignorant. Almost all the homes here are infested with roaches and rats. There are drugs easily found everywhere and youll be surrounded by murders being commited. There is low police supervision. Gary is depressive to live in and it will make you depressed to pass by it.


8 Baltimore MD

On the news every night. Colored folks riot, burn parked cars, loot businesses, disrespect the law and refuse to obey police instructions - resulting in deaths. Unbelievable.

Wayne. (overseas visitor)

Men have gold teeth, and women's hair looks like a picture of Kool-Aid.

This city is a blue collar failure. There are third world cities that are statistically safer than this trash city.

We are gay and people definitely wanted to kill us while we were walking down the street

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9 Atlanta GA

Hard to understand a word anyone says. Have some nice areas but man when you hit the west side, pure country ghetto, and the gold teeth business is in competition with New Orleans and Baltimore. Pure mess.

Ghetto dance moves are invented here. Dab, nae nae, etc.

Not a pretty place to live. Trust me.

Hell yeah

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10 Miami FL

I live In Miami once you leave south beach and cross that bridge it's a whole different world. Also the further south you go from south Miami the worse it gets

Full of ghetto druggies and crime and gangs. I don't know who would want to live here.

Live here but I don't live the ghetto but I heard its ghetto in some areas


The Contenders

11 Flint MI

Ghetto. Can't even drink their own tap water.

Very scary place.

12 Memphis, TN

Ghetto as hell

13 Milwaukee, WI

Too many people just do not care and the dumb white people from the suburbs think it is funny to drive down some sketchy streets for fun. They are too ignorant and make it worse.

14 Oakland CA

People try to beat you up its awful

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15 St. Louis MO

It's ragged, weather sucks, and it's just a hell hole.

There's civil rights riots, rednecks, crack housed and just phsyco all around

Its Crazy

16 San Bernardino, CA

It's sad really, San Bernardino used to be a nice place.

Don't be a puszy the deserts awesome

I was youngin back when the beat when off

True ghetto!

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17 South Los Angeles CA

Where 50% of gangs in the us started

18 Newark NJ
19 Houston TX

The crime rate is through the roof and there is ALWAYS a story of a shooting in the papers there

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20 Kansas City MO

It all starts in the middle

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