Review of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Most Violent City in America
Star Rating - 7/23/2015
Milwaukee is one of the most violent cities in America. I should know, I have lived here for over 50 years. Everyday the news is filled with the violence that takes place in this crime infested city. Little kids get shot and killed on a daily basis. Car jackings and accidents from car jackers occurs everyday. My neighbor was shot and killed by four "house jackers". If you report anything, your house will get burned to the ground. It happens everyday. I pray to god everyday that I will have the power to leave this miserable excuse of a city. Living in Milwaukee is pure hell, and that is the best I can say about this place.
David | Milwaukee, WI
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The comment from David needs to be clarified somewhat. Yes, Milwaukee has its share of the type of incidents that David is commenting on, but let me point out a few factors. First off, Milwaukee is a VERY segregated city, more so than many other major cities of its size. Secondly, Milwaukee's local economy has always been industrial and manufacturing based, and the city has never really recovered from the loss of well-paying factory and brewery jobs that departed for good during the Reagan years of the 1980's. And the loss of those jobs affected the African-American and Hispanic-American sections of the city the hardest. So when you combine the city's inherent segregation, the loss of jobs with wages that could support a family and not require a high level of secondary education, a large degree of single-parent households and high infant mortality rates...well, it all combines and contributes to the crime David is mentioning. But it should be noted that there are more than a handful of areas within the city proper that are pretty safe. It's just a place where you have to be familiar with and conscious of your surroundings. Most residents learn pretty quickly what areas of town to avoid or minimize your time in.
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