Traditionally, the largest concentration of blacks in Los Angeles, California and the city‘s most economically-depressed area. It has transitioned into a center for Latinos today and are now the area’s largest minority. South Central has been notorious in the media as a haven for violent crime, gangs, drugs and riots (the most recent in 1992 was the worst). Watts is its most well-known neighborhood. South Central Los Angeles is now referred to as “South Los Angeles” and is a loose term that includes all of south Los Angeles, south of The Santa Monica Freeway and downtown and includes independent cities within the region: Compton, Inglewood, Downey and Bellflower. It was depicted in the movie “Boyz n the Hood.
South Central is about the worst place for anybody in any city to live. Ghetto and gangsta at its finest.