Like the title says. What certain things do you think are generally present in whats considered a "bad neighborhood"? The reason why I say this is because in my urban planning class we were presented with this question just to think. And its kind of got me thinking. Some obvious criteria I think of: -Low income areas, especially below the poverty line -Higher crime rates (theft, murder, vandalism, drugs) -Gang presence? But the question is stated in such a way as to you the observer, not statistically. What comes to mind to me is: -Graffiti -Cops on foot patrolling suburban areas -Lots of trash on the streets -Cops in elevated platforms -Neighborhoods where minorities are the majority* What do you think TB? When you're walking, how do you know you're in a bad neighborhood? *I'm not trying to be racist, or imply that minorities are more likely to commit crime. But the word ghetto, in general, refers to a neighborhood where residents generally share a common ancestry/religion/etc and are of generally low income. Another example could be the Irish, Jewish, Italian, Polish, etc ghettos in NYC during the turn of the last century.