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G-VEGAS HOOD MAKES NATIONAL LISTS … FOR VIOLENT CRIME When you think murder, rape and armed robbery you probably think of Chicago.  Or Detroit.  Or Washington, D.C.  These are cities that typically rank at the top of the nation’s violent crime rankings, and some of the neighborhoods in these cities…

G-VEGAS HOOD MAKES NATIONAL LISTS … FOR VIOLENT CRIME

When you think murder, rape and armed robbery you probably think of Chicago.  Or Detroit.  Or Washington, D.C.  These are cities that typically rank at the top of the nation’s violent crime rankings, and some of the neighborhoods in these cities are the equivalent of third world war zones.

What city do you not associated with violent crime?  Greenville, S.C. – the capital of South Carolina’s socially conservative Upstate.

Yet according to this report (repeated here), Greenville’s Woodside is the sixth-most dangerous neighborhood in America.

“The neighborhood of Woodside in Greenville, South Carolina is not only one of the most dangerous in America but is also one of the poorest,” the report concludes. “Woodside has a violent crime rate of 86.38 per 1,000 residents and there is a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim here. (Seventy percent) of the neighborhood children live in poverty and there are more single mothers in this section than there are in 98.1 (percent) of the entire country.”

Yikes …

This isn’t the first time Woodside has appeared on a national list like this, ranking as the nation’s eighth-most dangerous neighborhood in this 2013 recap.

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28 comments

Central Planning at its best August 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

Maybe they can use tax money to run a river through Woodside and then build a bridge over it, problem solved.

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CNSYD August 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

There is a “river” there. The Reedy River and/or one of its tributaries. Neither the Reedy nor any of its tributaries would qualify as a drainage ditch in the Low Country.

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aikencounty August 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I think I should be offended.
Seeing as how i grew on the banks of the Reedy of the southern tip of Greenville County.

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The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Feel free to be offended, that sewage ditch doesn’t amount to anything until it enters the river.

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aikencounty August 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

That “sewage ditch” was cleaned up after the birth of the Federal Clean Water Act.
Haven’t lived there for over 40 years.
From what I understand the “yuppies” and their kayaks have fallen in love with the Reedy.

The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Just getting your goat, with the exception of trash that Greenvillians seen to like to throw in it, it is pretty clean.

aikencounty August 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Conesstee, was a sewage treatment plant west of Mauldin, that “treated’ by dumping raw waste into the river.
In the early 60’s a LARGE still was caught working on the banks south of Fork Shoals. Pumped their mash into the Reedy. Our property was down stream, for a couple of years the Reedy had some very large catfish. All fattened on the mash.

Nölff August 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

Main Street sure is pretty at Christmas, though.

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southmauldin August 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

Considering that Columbia is just one big Woodside, I’ll take my chances up here any day of the week.

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Will Folks aka Sic August 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Ha! One reason I moved my family out of downtown Columbia.

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SCBlues August 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm

” . . .I’ll take my chances up here any day of the week.”
And twice on Sunday . . .

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The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I-26 is calling your name, we won’t get in your way.

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SCBlues August 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

“I-26 is calling your name, we won’t get in your way.”
I have no idea what you’re talking about or trying to insult me with and doubt you do either . . . so why would I-26 be calling my name, pray tell – in light of the fact that I said I like it in the Upstate?? And for the record, you being “in my way” or not being “in my way” matters zilch to me.

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The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

South Mauldin lives in Greenville (actually Mauldin, which is south of Greenville). I-26 runs from Columbia to Greenville. You seem to think Greenville is somehow safer, better, whatever than Columbia is, so feel free to go/stay there.

SCBlues August 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm

I’ll go/stay stay wherever the fuck I please.

The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

My, my, getting a little testy are we?

Axle August 15, 2014 at 8:05 am

I-26 does not run to Greenville. It runs to Spartanburg. I-385 runs to Greenville.

The Colonel August 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

Reallly, maybe that’s why I keep winding up in Spartanburg…

Here, I’ll fix it:
I-26 runs from Columbia almost to Greenville then follow I-385 the rest of the way. You seem to think Greenville is somehow safer, better, whatever than Columbia is, so feel free to go/stay there.

RogueElephant August 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

I dated a girl way back in my younger days, after dinner she said ” let’s go back to my place and do some crack. ” Dumb bitch was talking about some kind of drug. LOL

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CorruptionInColumbia August 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I ran into quite a few like that in my younger days, too. I started gravitating towards older women. They were better at carrying on intelligent conversation. They weren’t into the drugs. They (usually) had had tubal ligations or hysterectomies so there was no worry about them gifting you with a baby and forever being trapped. Now that I’m older, I’ve gravitated back towards younger women, but not so young that they are crack or meth heads.

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RogueElephant August 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A friend of mine told that at work one time and it just came back to me as I was reading the article. We all fell out laughing at it. I have been happily married to the same beautiful lady for going on 43 yrs. That is post Vietnam and pre drug culture. I am now considered a “senior citizen” (old fart in some circles) don’t know how I survived.

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CNSYD August 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

Woodside is one of a string of former textile mill villages. Two mills (one above Woodside (Monaghan) and the other below (Brandon)) are (or has been in the case of Monaghan) being converted into lofts. The increase in property values will probably, over time, push folk living in former mill houses out of the area. Not all of this area in within the city limits of Greenville.

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The good old days August 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

A now-deceased local poker barren once kept over 500 machines stored in Brandon. When the cops found them a New York lawyer pulled up in a Mercedes to handle the fallout. Turns out one of his employees was taking hookers in there for pleasure and one got busted and ran her mouth. The employee is said to have moved out of the country but nobody really knows.

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CNSYD August 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Perhaps he is now a neighbor of Jimmy Hoffa.

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Bible Thumper August 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

If he sees the pic, T-Rav maybe doing more than tea – partying when he visits Greenville

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The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

You know, this sort of explains his whole visit to the bar Zen, “…an event venue with the panache of a wine bar….

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They shot my car August 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

You don’t know the half of it brother. In Woodside nobody hears your screams!

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Diesel November 13, 2023 at 6:05 pm

Ive been on the business end of a barrel more times than I can count yeah woodside has a reputation but so does all west Greenville city view judson sterling nickletown brutantown poe mill I was 12 when I was thrown out those streets saved me from dying young

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