Schenectady ranked most dangerous, poorest city in USA
A U.S City where hundreds of Guyanese from across New York were lured into securing cheap homes in the early 2000 is being dubbed the worst city in the nation.
New reports are coming out, showing Schenectady to be the worst city in the United States.
The area which has a large Guyanese population is said to be full of crack cocaine, heroin, and a corrupt police department that was threatened to be shut down a year ago by the FBI.
“The Schenectady Police Department doesn’t serve and protect, it has a long history of racketeering, prostitution encouragement, and sells drugs,” a U.S media report stated.
With a population of 66,041, violent crime in the area is ranked 7th highest in New York while property crime ranks 14th worst in New York.
In Schenectady, you have a 33% daily chance of being a victim of crime.
Rape is especially serious in Schenectady, where heroin usage is rampant.
Union College, a semi-IVY, has students secured in a fenced in campus because the college students are afraid to leave their dorms. They call the people Schenectoids.
This goes to show how poor Schenectady’s reputation is, but worse yet is the home values.
“The median home value in Schenectady is $87,600. Schenectady home values have declined -3.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -0.1% within the next year.”
The income levels in Schenectady are atrocious as well. The average person who works (35% of the population) does little better than minimum wage; in fact, the average hourly rate is minimum wage.
Many people in Schenectady are on welfare.