SOUTH BEND — South Bend is one of the 50 worst cities to live in, according to 24/7 Wall St.
They rank South Bend at number 40 on the list and call it one of the most dangerous cities in the United States.
“There were 1,012 violent crimes in South Bend for every 100,000 residents in 2016, more than double both the state and national violent crime rates of 405 incidents and 386 incidents per 100,000 people, respectively,” according to their research.
24/7 Wall St. adds that, “As is often the case in high crime areas, property values in South Bend are depressed.”
They list South Bend’s poverty rate at 24.7 percent.
Several area cities also made the list, including Kalamazoo, Gary, Flint and Detroit.