New Haven Warnings and Dangers

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  • Onetimesonn's Warning is Nonsense

    by NHresident Written Oct 23, 2013

    State Street is not in the Hill. Nowhere on State Street resembles the situation he describes, and it's a ridiculous exaggeration even for the worst streets in town. Sounds like a fool writing dramatic fiction.

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  • Danger

    by onetimesonn Written May 6, 2009

    I just moved to C.T. from Brooklyn I am living in New Haven on Sate Street wanting to get away from the whole hustle and bustle of the city life. Now of course I have heard that Hartford was a dangerous city and NYC and C.T. are very close together but was i dead wrong thinking that i was moving into a nice suburb with a yard white picket fence the whole 9. I moved here October 10th 09 and so far i have been robbed at gun point in brawd daylight 4 times, 3 times by kids that were no older than 14 my car has been stolen and my neighborhood is filled with crack heads,drug dealers,hookers. The first night i was here i was up all night with loud music,yelling,fighting then around 4am to top off the night 10 gun shots with 3 people being shot and one victim was shot right on my stoop. Obviously this is nothing new to me cause the neighborhood in Brooklyn i lived in was very dangerous but I am 42 yrs old and never once have i been robbed in NYC or seen someone be shot and killed in front of me and with-in the first 4 days of living in New Haven i seen and been threw all this already. There has already been well over 20 murder's this year in this city there seems to be a homicide or shooting 3 times a day here i should have moved to Staten Island where i would be safe. So my experience living in New Haven these 6 months have been a complete nitemare and is getting worse i can not understand how this city is not heard of as a dangerous city such as Harlem,Detroit ect. I made the mistake one time going into the fair haven section WOW never again Newark has nothing on Fair Haven crime wise. I have yet to go to Hartford or Bridgeport yet and I am praying i do not have cause I always knew that they were dangerous city's just by watching the news in NYC so if New Haven is not known outside of C.T. and Hartford and Bridgeport have a rep well its sick. One thing i learned quick is that New Haven has a huge gang problem and New Haven is broken up in sections i guess you can say i live in the hill section then there is the Vill,Tre,Jungle and Terror Dome and what ever section you live in that is who your down with and lets say that i go into the Vill and anyone knows that i live in the hill ill get shot real quick the 3rd day i lived here it was 3pm school was getting out i heard bout 7 gun shots but that's all i heard anyway so i slid under my table as i do everytime i hear a gunshot and since it is a constant thing i make sure i am never near a window but anyway a 12 yr old girl shot and killed a 13 yr old boy cause he was from the Tre section a 12 yr old girl I am telling you this city is on a whole diff. level than any other city in the world its unheard of 12 yr old's shooting and killing each other let alone a little girl but this is the norm here. Someone really needs to step in and do something it is just to dangerous day,nite don't matter

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  • New Haven

    by onetimesonn Written May 6, 2009

    I just moved to C.T. from Brooklyn I am living in New Haven on Sate Street wanting to get away from the whole hustle and bustle of the city life. Now of course I have heard that Hartford was a dangerous city and NYC and C.T. are very close together but was i dead wrong thinking that i was moving into a nice suburb with a yard white picket fence the whole 9. I moved here October 10th 09 and so far i have been robbed at gun point in brawd daylight 4 times, 3 times by kids that were no older than 14 my car has been stolen and my neighborhood is filled with crack heads,drug dealers,hookers. The first night i was here i was up all night with loud music,yelling,fighting then around 4am to top off the night 10 gun shots with 3 people being shot and one victim was shot right on my stoop. Obviously this is nothing new to me cause the neighborhood in Brooklyn i lived in was very dangerous but I am 42 yrs old and never once have i been robbed in NYC or seen someone be shot and killed in front of me and with-in the first 4 days of living in New Haven i seen and been threw all this already. There has already been well over 20 murder's this year in this city there seems to be a homicide or shooting 3 times a day here i should have moved to Staten Island where i would be safe. So my experience living in New Haven these 6 months have been a complete nitemare and is getting worse i can not understand how this city is not heard of as a dangerous city such as Harlem,Detroit ect. I made the mistake one time going into the fair haven section WOW never again Newark has nothing on Fair Haven crime wise. I have yet to go to Hartford or Bridgeport yet and I am praying i do not have cause I always knew that they were dangerous city's just by watching the news in NYC so if New Haven is not known outside of C.T. and Hartford and Bridgeport have a rep well its sick. One thing i learned quick is that New Haven has a huge gang problem and New Haven is broken up in sections i guess you can say i live in the hill section then there is the Vill,Tre,Jungle and Terror Dome and what ever section you live in that is who your down with and lets say that i go into the Vill and anyone knows that i live in the hill ill get shot real quick the 3rd day i lived here it was 3pm school was getting out i heard bout 7 gun shots but that's all i heard anyway so i slid under my table as i do everytime i hear a gunshot and since it is a constant thing i make sure i am never near a window but anyway a 12 yr old girl shot and killed a 13 yr old boy cause he was from the Tre section a 12 yr old girl I am telling you this city is on a whole diff. level than any other city in the world its unheard of 12 yr old's shooting and killing each other let alone a little girl but this is the norm here. Someone really needs to step in and do something it is just to dangerous day,nite don't matter

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  • shootouts

    by dayg45 Written Dec 17, 2007

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    as a member of the high crime rate gang the duce or 1700' s tre you should not walk down derby ave after 10;00 or winthrop & chapel ,norton ,elm street there has been an increase of shootouts in the past 4 months should never ever were to much of blue(jeans are exceptable) no hancerchiffs blue on the left side .

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  • Bad Neighborhoods

    by garychev Written Oct 6, 2007

    New Haven is pretty lively at night, downtown, with all the clubs and pizza joints. There are a couple areas to avoid, particularly at night. All of Fair Haven, the Hill, and Newhallville should be avoided. Whalley Ave and the Westville sections (Goffe Street, Winthorp), are not friendly during the night. If you are visiting the Southern Connecticut State University, don't take a wrong turn into the Wilmot and Brookside Ave housing projects, it's dangerous day or night.

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    The skinny on downtown..

    by Osmun79 Written Aug 2, 2007

    Downtown is as safe as it could be and as of recently, is patrolled by plainclothes officers ( I saw no fewer then 5 today, mostly helping parents of Yale Freshman with directions). Even during night time, you'll find few issues minus the grouchy homeless who beg outside local bars. Most of the crime happens in the lower income communities such as Dixwell and the Hill, and to a lesser extent, East Rock. It is recommended, however, due to a recent incident at East Rock park, that women not jog alone in East Rock even in daytime. The suspect in the assault was fought off and has not yet been caught. Like others have said, use common sense ( no shortcuts at night, don't leave valuables in your car in plain sight, know your route, etc) when going anywhere, New Haven included.

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  • Dangerous Areas of the City

    by John343 Written Nov 27, 2006

    New Haven in the 90's was the most dangerous city in Connecticut and among the most dangerous small cities in the country. Automatic Gunfire was a common sound through the Notorious Neighborhoods of Newhallville and Dwight-Kensington were there is mainly an African-American presence. The powerful drug gang called KSI fought other gangs from New Haven's Newhallville neighborhoods. Crime is still bad, but not as bad as it was in the 90's in Newhallville, Dwight-Kensington, Hill, Fair Haven and other sections of town. Poverty and gangs run some areas of the city, while the downtown and yale are beautiful areas to visit. To Stay safe and keep out of neightborhoods you dont belong in and stay downtown where it is very safe to visit.

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  • Just use common sense

    by Wally_W Updated May 2, 2005

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    New Haven like many American cities has its problems. Crime has gone down in recent years and many once horrific neighborhoods are back in bloom. In all of my years in and around New Haven I have never been robbed, mugged, raped, or assaulted. Many areas of New Haven are perfectly safe as is with most of the surrounding towns. There are some areas that should be avoided at night and a few areas to avoid all together.

    Avoid excessive wandering in the area of Yale New Haven Hospital at night-not a great area the same goes with the RR station.

    If walking near Yale avoid Dixwell(within city limits), Goffe, Winchester, Whalley ave-south of Fitch, and Chapel St-west of Howe. These are all less than desirable areas.

    It is hard to map the "bad" and "good" in New Haven. Use common sense and ask others who know New Haven well for advice before wandering too far into an unfamilair area.

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    Kensington St near St Raphaels Hospital

    by jadex Written Nov 24, 2003

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    Drugs and hookers abound. Other areas to avoid are all the blocks between Kensington to the east up to Ella Grasso Blvd. and Edgewood Park to the west. Whalley Ave to the north and Chapel to the south.

    Be careful on Grand Ave in the Fair Haven section also on the north end of Front St. All of Ferry St and sections of Lombard and Blatchley.

    In the Westville section East Ramsdell St area is not too friendly.

    Church St Ext. near the police station and the RR station. Columbus ave. Davenport and Howard Ave.

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    Safe or dangerous?

    by meteorologist1 Written Aug 20, 2003

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    I felt pretty safe while I was visiting Yale University. We were even walking on the streets at night. It wasn't until after we left New Haven that we heard from our friends in Hartford that New Haven is pretty dangerous, especially the areas near the train station. So don't do what we did by walking the streets at 9 o'clock at night. But I'm pretty sure it's very safe during the daytime hours.

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  • Downtown New Haven

    by zChris Written May 27, 2003

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    Downtown

    Downtown New Haven is reputed to be dangerous but after multibillion dollar efforts by the city and university it has managed to transform itself into an entity which is merely...boring. It has some exciting restaurants and interesting attractions, but mostly it is insipid, with little of architectural value and much of its acreage beyond the main streets consumed by parking lots. There are a few clubs catering to Yale students and a row of the main shopping street seemingly devoted to impressing affluent parents, but otherwise the pickings are quite bleak.

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  • New Haven is an American city....

    by Void_Zero Written Aug 26, 2002

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    New Haven is an American city. The residential areas to the west and northwest of the central business district including outside of Yale University are dangerous at night, as these are high-crime areas. Any drive from the center of New Haven towards the west (where the Yale Bowl is) can be dangerous at night, as you will have to drive through THE HILL, New Haven's most high-crime area. Be careful of carjackers and aggressive drug peddlers in these areas. Driving across the Q-Bridge (I-95) can be very dangerous. Watch out for speeding trucks and insane drivers. Also, the train station is located in a high-crime area, so be careful at night.

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  • New Haven is a small city, but...

    by Void_Zero Written Aug 26, 2002

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    New Haven is a small city, but it can also be dangerous. Almost every week there is a shooting or stabbing, with some resulting in fatalities. While visiting New Haven, avoid the housing projects across the street from the railroad station, and be wary when driving down Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. New Haven's most dangerous neighborhood, 'The Hill', stretches along the eastern side of the boulevard . Be careful of drivers who do not seem to pay attention to the road.

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