Illinois December 27, 2016
Here Are The 13 Most Dangerous Places In Illinois After Dark
As the sun goes down, crime tends to rise, and in these Illinois towns, you’ll want to be especially cautious. In no particular order, here are 13 places in The Prairie State that are quite dangerous after dark:
1. East St. Louis
Widely regarded as America's most dangerous city, East St. Louis is easily the scariest place to be in Illinois after dark.
There were 238 aggravated assaults recorded in Bloomington in 2014, so be sure to use the buddy system if you're out at night.
Chicago crime news is reported around the world, giving it the reputation as a city with horrible gun violence. The numbers are there to back it up, too: over 2,900 shootings were reported in 2015.
205 violent crimes were committed in Quincy in 2015, the highest since 2009.
Beware to night owls in Alton! There is a 1 in 205 chance you'll become a victim of a violent crime.
Be on the lookout for thieves in Carbondale. In 2011, the city saw over 1,000 thefts.
Pay attention to your surroundings when enjoying dinner, having drinks, or shopping in Champaign at night. In December 2016 alone, there were two armed robberies reported in the city.
The city is fighting to bring its crime rate down - and keep it there. Over the last 10 years, the town has experienced many ups and downs when it comes to violent crime.
Be cautious when spending time in Peoria; there's a 1 in 149 chance you'll become a victim of violent crime.
Even in Illinois's state capital, you'll want to grab a friend when walking home late at night. Experts point to Springfield's large population of young people as an explanation for the elevated levels of crime the city sees.
Violent crime in the first half of 2015 in Rockford was 23% higher than the year prior, so it might be best to stay home when darkness falls.
Crimes committed by college students are unfortunately not uncommon. AmericanSchoolSearch.com ranked Northern Illinois University in Dekalb 10th in the nation for violent crime.
For such a small town, Harvey sees quite a bit of criminal activity. In 2014, 10 murders were reported.
All of these cities are perfectly great places to live in Illinois, they just require a bit more caution at night. If you prefer frolicking down dark streets, try visiting one of the
safest towns in Illinois.