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* The setting of ''Slaughter Race'' in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' is the Los Angeles variant of this trope, where street thugs race each other in expensive cars, there is no law enforcement whatsoever, everything is dirty and run down, and it's perpetually sunset. This is paradise to Vanellope.


* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.
* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that were shipped to other US cities.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.
Bloods. It served as the inspiration for the TV seiries Series/TheWire.
* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that were shipped to other US cities. Series/MiamiVice perfectly captured the vibe of the times.


--> And the pistols' red glare
--> Bombs bursting in air
--> Gave proof through the night
--> That Chicago's still there.
* Former UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".

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glare\\
Bombs bursting in air
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Gave proof through the night
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That Chicago's still there.
* Former UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above.supporters. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".


->''In the old days, when you told people in other countries that you were from Chicago, they would say, "Boom-boom! Rat-a-tat-tat!"''
-->-- '''Harold Washington''', former Mayor of Chicago, 1987



-->'''Tsugumi''': A handgun!? Now that's American... in the worst possible way!

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-->'''Tsugumi''': --->'''Tsugumi''': A handgun!? Now that's American... in the worst possible way!


* ''Series/TheSopranos'': New Jersey is portrayed as this in the series. It's a city filled with drug dealers, loan sharks, drug cartels, contract killers, criminal organizations, illegal business, corruption, and [[TheMafia mobsters]].

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'': New Jersey is portrayed as this in the series. It's a city filled with drug dealers, loan sharks, {{Loan Shark}}s, [[TheCartel drug cartels, cartels]], contract killers, criminal organizations, illegal business, corruption, illegal gambling, and [[TheMafia mobsters]].

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'': New Jersey is portrayed as this in the series. It's a city filled with drug dealers, loan sharks, drug cartels, contract killers, criminal organizations, illegal business, corruption, and [[TheMafia mobsters]].


* While {{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} has its fair share of safe areas, some areas and territories are under the control of bloodthirsty drug cartels.

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* While {{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} has its fair share of safe areas, some areas and territories are under the control of bloodthirsty [[TheCartel drug cartels.cartels]].



* Much of Colombia during PabloEscobar's reign of terror.

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* Much of Colombia {{UsefulNotes/Colombia}} during PabloEscobar's [[TheCartel the Medellín Cartel]]'s reign of terror.


* While UsefulNotes/Mexico has its fair share of safe areas, some areas and territories are under the control of bloodthirsty drug cartels.

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* While UsefulNotes/Mexico {{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} has its fair share of safe areas, some areas and territories are under the control of bloodthirsty drug cartels.


* While Mexico has its fair share of safe areas, some areas and territories are under the control of bloodthirsty drug cartels.

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* While Mexico UsefulNotes/Mexico has its fair share of safe areas, some areas and territories are under the control of bloodthirsty drug cartels.


* [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] is often viewed as this from time to time. Particularly by people caught up in the current hostilities, which blur the line between a gang war and a civil war!

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* [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] is often viewed as this from time to time. Particularly by people caught up in While Mexico has its fair share of safe areas, some areas and territories are under the current hostilities, which blur the line between a gang war and a civil war!control of bloodthirsty drug cartels.


** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

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** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded regarded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.


* ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} Earthbound Zero]]'' has the gang-ruled city of [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Ellay]]. In the original Japanese version, the city is called [[UsefulNotes/AlCapone Valentine]].
* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' and ''VideoGame/MafiaII'', obviously.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} Earthbound Zero]]'' ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings'' has the gang-ruled city of [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Ellay]]. In the original Japanese version, the city is called [[UsefulNotes/AlCapone Valentine]].
* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' The ''Mafia'' series, obviously. Lost Heaven in [[VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven the first game]] and ''VideoGame/MafiaII'', obviously.Empire Bay in [[VideoGame/MafiaII the second game]] are loosely based on some combination of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, while New Bordeaux in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' is based on [[UsefulNotes/TheSixties 1960s-era]] UsefulNotes/NewOrleans.



* A Brooklyn newspaper back during the era gave us this poem (parodying part of "The Star-Spangled Banner"):

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* A Brooklyn [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]] newspaper back during the era gave us this poem (parodying part of "The Star-Spangled Banner"):



* Former Chicago mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".

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* Former Chicago UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".



* [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] has some Gangsterland inner cities. Newark and Camden are the most notable examples. You do ''not'' want to walk around there at night (except maybe the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark).

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* [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] UsefulNotes/NewJersey has some Gangsterland inner cities. Newark and Camden are the most notable examples. You do ''not'' want to walk around there at night (except maybe the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark).



* Baltimore is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.

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* Baltimore UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.

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* Baltimore is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.


** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was LosAngeles.

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** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was LosAngeles.UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.


This might be considered the urban counterpart of {{Eagleland}}, the perception (more so in other countries) of American cities as crime ridden [[ViceCity Vice Cities]]. This has much to do with the export of American films. Supposedly, you will find French people, for instance, believing that UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is still as it was when Al Capone was alive.

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This might be considered the urban counterpart of {{Eagleland}}, the perception (more ignorantly so in other countries) of American cities as crime ridden [[ViceCity Vice Cities]]. This has much to do with the export of American films. Supposedly, you will find French people, for instance, believing that UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is still as it was when Al Capone was alive.

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