“L Street SE” is one of the “Most Dangerous Neighborhoods” in U.S.

L St SE: one of America's "Most Dangerous" nabes.

It’s number nine on a list of the “25 most dangerous neighborhoods 2010“!

For the second year in a row, using exclusive data developed by Dr. Andrew Schiller’s team at NeighborhoodScout.com, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, WalletPop reveals the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America…

You may ask, why neighborhoods and not cities? Schiller explains that even the cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, and thus it is less useful to generalize about an entire city.

I was just down there last week, at 9pm, and I thought it was…shockingly calm. At worst, it seemed a bit eerie, because no one was out. Columbia Heights can feel sketchier, when it’s dark. But it is less useful to generalize, right?