According to RoadSnacks Website, they used data science to determine which Tar Heel cities are the real pits. After analyzing 129 of the Tar Heel State’s most populous cities, they came up with this list as the 10 worst places to live in the state:
- Wadesboro (Photos)
- Selma (Photos)
- Henderson (Photos)
- Lexington (Photos)
- Laurinburg (Photos)
- Dunn (Photos)
- Long View
- Marion (Photos)
How to determine a 'bad place to live':
To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what cities have the least amount of those things.
Crime was broken down into violent crime and property crime to give violent crime a larger weight — if you did a simple calculation of all crimes per capita, property crimes are normally 7x more common and really bias that ranking.
This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased.