Violent crime ranking: From 11/26/12 to 12/26/2012, Englewood ranked 9th of 77 neighborhoods when it comes to homicides, assaults and rapes. Violent crimes per 100,000 people – 2,773. West Englewood was ranked as the worst neighborhood in Chicago last year. With 47.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. The figures are an average for the last six years. CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 19: People walk through a commercial area in the Englewood neighborhood, on August 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Population: 30662. So we calculated the murder rate per 100,000 for all 77 Chicago community areas, using the number of homicides since 2007. A 45-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in West Englewood on the South Side. 7. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. He was in a westbound vehicle when he was … Some people are moving out to the suburbs to escape the violence. First, a bit of historic perspective on what has happened to the overall murder rate in Chicago. It reached its peak population in 1940, with more than 64,000 residents. Englewood is a depressed neighborhood of Chicago with a high crime rate that has been hit even harder by the sluggish economy. According to statistics compiled by the Encyclopedia of Chicago, the West Englewood area had 63,845 residents in 1930, 98% of whom were white and almost 23% foreign born. The neighbors in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. … There is a high crime rate in the neighborhood but if you avoid walking about int the night and always observe your surroundings, you'll be fine. CHICAGO (CBS) — For months, we have exposed mail delays hitting Chicago neighborhoods hard. West Englewood.