Well, in order to survive the apocalypse, it makes a certain amount of sense that you would have to survive until the appicalypse. After all a lot of the cool survivalists of the 1970s are no longer with us, and we don't want that happening to you.
So as a service to our readers, we offer this list of avoidance areas. I have quoted the introduction, follow the link for the list.
NeighborhoodScout's Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America
Neighobrhood Scout, ~4 December 2013 (hat tip: MR)
If they weren't of such a contained geographic area, I would probably include most urban areas with more than one gift shop, and the "Halmark-effect" has varying effects on different folks.Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.