Do you think you know where Greensboro's deadliest neighborhoods are? It could be you're living or working in one of them without even knowing it. While it was true that prior to 2007, my own Northeast Greensboro neighborhood was a high crime area, since that time things have turned around and my neighborhood is on par with New Irving Park.
Think Aycock and Fisher Park are safe places to live? While they are for the most part there are parts of Aycock and Fisher Park that lead the City in violent crime.
The most dangerous East Greensboro neighborhood is about a mile to the south of my neighborhood along East Market Street.
Parts of the High Point Road and Glenwood areas are not very safe.
And one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in all of Greensboro according to the latest statistics from the Greensboro Police Department, the area of the city that leads the way in criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft is non other than (drum-roll please) Downtown Greensboro.
Now seriously, doesn't my Northeast Greensboro neighborhood seem like a much safer place to build the Greensboro Performing Arts Center than some seedy downtown filled with criminals, con men and panhandlers?
Impeach Robbie Perkins!