Illinois January 06, 2020
According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Illinois For 2020
If you’re thinking about making a move anytime soon, maybe think twice before considering one of these 10 most dangerous cities in Illinois, according to FBI crime data. Our friends as
RoadSnacks have compiled the most recent statistics (which are from 2018), and we’ve worked with them to bring you the most important info about each town or city on the list. Check it out:
1. Mount Vernon
According to FBI data, the most dangerous city in the state this year is Mount Vernon, which has a violent crime rate that is more than three times the national average and more than twice the state average. With a population of just about 14,000, it's incredible that burglary, property crime, and larceny also have exceptionally high rates in this town.
This moderate-sized town sees about 1,700 cases of violent crime per 100,000 people per year, Just about all crime is four times higher than the state average. The town is known as a place where shootings often occur and theft is rampant.
The largest city in central Illinois and our capital, of course, is not free of crime. It is only the sixth most populous city in the state yet it sees nearly 10 murders per 100,000 people each year as well as more than 1,000 acts of violent crime per 100,000 people.
This town of 12,000 people may not see many murders but violent crime is still three times the state average and nearly four times the national average. When it comes to theft, property crime, and aggravated assault, you're likely to find a lot of that taking place in various pockets of this southern Illinois town.
5. Wood River
This small town may not see much murder or violent crime but the rate of property crime and personal theft is a real problem if you plan on moving here. For such a small town, you'd never expect so much crime. Even the car theft crime is right on point with the state average.
Crime rates across the board are above the state and national average in this major metropolitan area that is home to about 150,000 people. It is the third largest city in Illinois and sees more than three times as much violent crime as the rest of the state, twice as many murders, When it comes to aggravated assault, the city's rate is nearly five times higher than the state and national average. Car theft and larceny are twice as high while burglary is three times the state average.
You probably never expected the home of Superman to be listed as one of the most dangerous cities in Illinois, but with a property crime rate that is three times higher than the state average, it has to make the list. Theft, in general, is also high in this town, and both aggravated assault and violent crime still fly above the state and national averages.
One of the most popular cities in Central Illinois, this town is home to about 155,000 residents and sees about 760 cases of violent crime per 100,000 people each year. The rates for property crime and aggravated assault are most startling as they are both about twice the state average. Burglary is also high in this town with more than 900 cases per 100,000 people per year.
This town of just about 26,000 people sees around 23 murders each year. Crimes like larceny and property crime are twice the state average while other forms of crime are not far behind. Theft is rampant in several pockets of this small town.
Situated on the border with Missouri, this small town of 14,000 people is a dangerous suburb of St. Louis. Known for its historic mounds, it is also home to neighborhoods where robberies and murders take place. Car theft is twice the state average as is larceny and property crime. Burglary is three times the state average and violent crime is right on target.
You may have been surprised to see that Chicago didn’t make the list. Click here to read
10 reasons why people from the Windy City aren’t that bad.
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