Five of the Most Dangerous Towns in Washington You Won’t Live In
Washington is a wonderful place to raise a family, start over, or even retire. However, there are a good amount of places in Washington that are not worth living there. A new study has been released to show the five most dangerous cities in Washington and the list might shock you.
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A town relatively close to Renton and Kent is considered a more dangerous area to live in than others. The reasoning behind this is tracking through police blotters and documented crime. Granted, it’s home to Ikea, which would make anyone turn to violence after getting lost in the store.
Tacoma has had a pretty bad reputation over the years, although it doesn’t seem as dangerous as it seems that some parts of Tacoma are so bad that others refuse to even be near town. What was once an industrial boom town is now known as a hotspot for crime and gang violence, causing many people to relocate and seek a way out.
Go figure Kent is in the top 3, known for constantly trying to rebuild his city to a safer place, areas always revert to low police activity and high gang violence. Unfortunately, the police are blamed for much of the trouble, but they are scattered due to the high crime rate throughout the city.
Surprisingly it wasn’t number 1 on the list, homelessness and high crime rate, gang violence unfortunately the list goes on to explain why this is a dangerous city and not the one in which you want to get lost at night. While hope shone in some areas, it quickly turned around due to the pandemic and reduced police funding. Today, the city makes do with what it has and struggles to keep its streets safe.
Otherwise known as Spocompton by Washingtonians in the state, Spokane has one of the worst drug epidemics in the state. Being larger in size and some of the poorer areas are larger, while having only a quarter of Seattle’s population, it is still battling homelessness at what seems to be the same rate as Seattle without no funding or resources.
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