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Albany’s Top 10 Dangerous Neighborhoods You Need to Know

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In Albany, NY, diverse neighborhoods grapple with challenges such as rising crime rates and urban decay, echoing the struggles faced by cities nationwide.

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Albany, NY, like any city, has neighborhoods that face challenges, including rising crime rates and urban decay.

While these areas have rich histories and architectural significance, the passage of time has taken a toll on them. Statistics from Area Vibes shed light on the safety of Albany’s neighborhoods.

Before delving into the list, it’s important to note that every neighborhood has good people, and this information focuses on crime statistics rather than passing judgment on residents.

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The list reveals the ten neighborhoods in Albany considered dangerous in 2022.

  1. Second Avenue: Considered the most dangerous, Second Avenue experiences 400% more crime than the Albany average, with 4,708 crimes per 100,000 people.
  2. South End: With a history dating back to the 1600s, the South End faces urban decay, resulting in 3,311 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
  3. West Hill: Despite being the most populous on the list, West Hill struggles with crime, receiving F ratings in employment, and schooling, and having 215% more violent crimes than average.
  4. Park South: Though it receives decent scores from other sources, Park South deals with 209% more violent crimes than the average Albany neighborhood.
  5. Bishop’s Gate: While housing and school ratings are decent (B-), Bishop’s Gate faces a high crime rate, standing at 191% over the average.
  6. Krank Park – Cherry Hill: With a livability score of 72, the area contends with employment and school system ratings, both receiving F’s and has 58% more crime than Albany as a whole.
  7. Mansion Area: Once affluent, the Mansion Area has declined and now has 44% more crime than Albany’s average.
  8. Central Avenue: Averaging 24% more violent crimes than the city of Albany as a whole, Central Avenue exhibits varying characteristics depending on location.
  9. Arbor Hill: With 1,060 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Arbor Hill has 17% more violent crime than the city as a whole.
  10. Sheridan Hollow: Despite offering excellent amenities, Sheridan Hollow has 5% more violent crimes than Albany’s average, with 949 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

These statistics provide insights into the challenges these neighborhoods face, emphasizing the need for comprehensive community support and revitalization efforts.


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