Cybersecdn- Charlottesville, Virginia, is a city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains that is home to about 50,000 people. People around the world praise its long past, a wide range of cultures, and a high level of academic excellence.
But, like any big city, it does have its share of crime and bloodshed. This post will look at the five most dangerous areas in Charlottesville based on data and crime numbers from NeighborhoodScout and CrimeGrade.
|Crime Rate (per 1,000)
|10th and Page
10th and Page: The area of Tenth and Page is in the northwest of the city, close to Duke University. There are both poor and middle-class people living here, but most of the people are African American. 38.2 crimes per 1,000 people happen here, which is more than the city’s average of 28.25 crimes per 1,000 people.
Fifeville: Fifeville is in the southwest of the city, right next to the 10th and Page area. It has a history of racial segregation and is mostly made up of African Americans. This area has 39.6 crimes per 1,000 people, which is 40% more than the average for the city.
Belmont: The area of Belmont is in the southeast of the city, just across the Rivanna River from the city center. There are people from a lot of different backgrounds and ways of life there. But there are 41.8 crimes for every 1,000 people living here, which is 48% more than the city average.
Ridge Street: The Ridge Street neighborhood is in the south-central part of the city, close to the Downtown Mall. Cities like these have both new and old businesses, buildings, and people living in them. There are 44.2 crimes for every 1,000 people living in this neighborhood, which is 57% more than the city’s average.
There is an area called Westhaven in the southwest of the city. It is close to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. A lot of low-income and public housing homes are in this neighborhood, and most of the people who live there are African American. There are 132% more crimes here than in the rest of the city as a whole (65.4 crimes per 1,000 people).
Official’s Efforts to Combat Crime in These Areas
Some things that are being done to fight crime in Charlottesville, Virginia are:
1. A group called the police-citizen oversight board was set up by the city to make the police more accountable and open.
2. They made Citizen Connect, a map tool that lets people and government officials look at crime statistics and other service information.
3. Terry McAuliffe, who used to be governor of Virginia, wrote a book about the 2017 Unite the Right protest. In it, he talks about what we can learn from the violence and how it could have been avoided.
4. Charlottesville is also cleaning up its past of racism and segregation and making its neighborhoods more open and accepting of everyone.]
Charlottesville has a lot of history and smart people, but some parts of the city have more crime than others. This piece talks about the five most dangerous places and shows how money and old segregation can leave gaps.
There is some good news, though. Things are being done in Charlottesville to make it better and more fair. The Civilian Oversight Board was made to keep an eye on the cops. Citizen Connect lets people get help in their area and find out what’s going on. They are also dealing with old racial issues and working to make things better.
Things need to keep getting better in Charlottesville. To cut down on crime, fix the economy, and give money to community projects. Also, getting people, cops, and leaders to work together and being fair to everyone makes the community stronger and builds trust.
Charlottesville can make the dangerous areas good, safe places for everyone if they own up to their issues and do something about them. This old city can write a new story in which everyone gets along if they work on being open, getting the community involved, and pushing for fairness.