The Ghetto Tracker app is an application that will allow people to report on a place and determine whether or not a place is “safe”
aka where the black neighborhoods are. Here’s more information about it here:
Traveling to a new city? Will you be visiting a safe part of town?
Ghetto Tracker can help you determine which parts of town are safe and which parts are not. It’s simple. We use a rating system that allows locals and people familiar with area rate which parts of town are safe and which ones are unsafe.
Who can benefit from the Ghetto Tracker?
People who can benefit from this site include, but are not limited to, students, traveling professionals, people on vacation, anyone moving to a new city, and it can even help people become more familiar with their own city.
In this post, I am going to comment on the locations of some of the New Orleans hot spots of this application. Here’s a screenshot of the New Orleans Ghetto Tracker Map:
Let’s take a look at the “red” hotspots of subjective criminality according to Ghetto Tracker:
- Hollygrove – Agree
- Gert Town – Agree
- Tulane Avenue – Agree
- Central City – Agree
- Iberville Projects – They’re being torn down so I disagree.
- Upper 9th Ward – Agree
- Seventh Ward – Agree
If anything, this tracker did not include a few neighborhoods. However, biased it may seem at first glance, it is actually quite accurate for the city of New Orleans. We need more apps like this that will cause controversy.