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The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Fort Worth, Texas

March 7, 2019

While almost any neighborhood has its risks, there are some areas that are much more dangerous than others in any given city. Fort Worth has a variety of neighborhoods ranging from college communities to communities with a higher population of professionals. On one hand, Fort Worth ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States because of its various entertainment opportunities and because of the strong economic base, and there seems to be a community for just about everyone here. But not every neighborhood in Fort Worth is quite so warm and welcoming, and some neighborhoods in Fort Worth are known to be more dangerous.

The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in the Fort Worth Area

According to crime data and statistics compiled by the website Road Snacks, there are some dangerous neighborhoods in the Fort Worth area. Here are six of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Fort Worth:

  • Eastside with a population of 95,072, a median home value $108,565, and a median income of $49,038.
  • Southside with a population of 56,682, a median home value of $83,117, and a median income of $37,624
  • Northside with a population of 44,752, a median home value of $68,951, and a median income of $37,189.
  • Sycamore with a population of 40,126, a median home value of $85,861, and a median income of $44,497.
  • Northeast with a population of 38,197, a median home value of $73,740, and a median income of $40,654.
  • South East with a population of 59,810, a medium home value of $53,724, and a median income of $31,691.

Fort Worth Crime Rates

While Fort Worth is known as a great place to live, the area has some of the highest violent crime rates in the country. With 100 being the safest on the crime index, Fort Worth ranks as an 11. That makes Fort Worth safer than only 11% of the cities in the nation. The crime rate per 1,000 residents is 5.26 for violent crimes, and 33.17 for property crimes, making the crime rate 38.42 per 1,000 residents total. Fort Worth’s crime rate of 5.26 per 1,000 residents is higher than the 4.34 per 1,000 Texas average. The chances of being a victim of a violent crime in Fort Worth is 1 in 190.

Anyone who is the victim of a crime in Texas has the right to file a civil suit seeking compensation for injuries sustained as a result. While suing the thief directly may prove difficult to ultimately receiving compensation, there are sometimes other legal avenues which can be explored.

The fact is, civil lawsuits may be the only recourse for victims to receive compensation and may also give victims their “day-in-court” regardless of whether or not there was a criminal trial. It is also important to note that these civil lawsuits do not require proof beyond a reasonable doubt, as in criminal cases.

While not every civil case will be successful against criminals, you should be sure to speak with an experienced attorney who can advise you about your legal rights and recourses before you make any final decisions. The team at Fears Nachawati knows the ins and outs and will fight to make sure you receive the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.

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