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Wednesday, March 22
Four intersections on the West and South sides made Neighborhood Scout's 2013 list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America: Halsted & 77th streets (fourth) and Ashland Avenue & 76th Street (16th) in Auburn-Gresham, Homan Avenue & Roosevelt Road (13th) in North Lawndale, and Indiana Avenue and 60th Street (25th) in Washington Park.
View Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods in a larger map
At least this year they're all legitimately crime-heavy places. In 2010, out-of-date data resulted in two areas that once but no longer held public housing complexes were included on the list; one was an empty field.
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