How dangerous is Chicago ?
I plan on traveling there from Las Vegas and need to know what areas to not drive in.
- CoryLv 54 weeks ago
its only dangerous if you're black, stupid, and in the wrong areas
- 1 month ago
What areas of Chicago do you plan to visit?
- RichardLv 71 month ago
Stay out of the 'hood (mainly the West side past Damen Ave and the South Side past about 29th Street). Most (not all) of the North and Northwest Sides are reasonably safe. Hint: Beware of areas that have a lot of burglar bars, graffiti, abandoned cars, trash laying in the streets, and other omens.
- GypsyfishLv 71 month ago
I've traveled to Chicago many times and never had any trouble. Most of what you hear about Chicago is about gangs and drug dealers killing each other. Tourists are not being targeted. The downtown area is as safe as any other large city, and nothing is likely to happen to you in your car, except that the traffic coming into the city on the major highways is awful.
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- NavyCrabLv 71 month ago
Generally, try to stay away from the South and West Sides of $hitcago. However, $hit can happen anywhere, even when you are driving on the highways; gangbangers drive too. Pay extra attention when you are driving on I-290 (aka Eisenhower Expressway aka Heroin Highway) at night.
- 1 month ago
Every where.... Lock your car doors!!