Illinois is Home to More Violent Neighborhoods Than Any Other State: Report

East St. Louis’ City Center took the number one spot

This is one list no one wants to be a part of, but Illinois is at the top.

NeighborhoodScout released their list of the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods.

The list used FBI data on all 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the U.S. Six of the 25 spots are in Illinois, the most of any state.

The rankings are based on the areas that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include forcible rape, armed robbery, murder, and aggravated assault.

Two Chicago neighborhoods were the lowest Illinois neighborhoods ranked on the list. The West Side's Lawndale neighborhood, in the area of South Pulaski Road and West Lexington Street, ranked 24th with 71.55 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood, near South Indiana Avenue and East 60th Street, ranked 20th with a violent crime rate of 75.18. A person's chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in Lawndale or Washington Park are 1 in 14 and 1 in 13, respectively.

The areas with the highest number of violent crimes in Illinois are nearly 300 miles away from each other, in Rockford and East St. Louis.

In Rockford, the area of North Rockton Avenue and West State Street was ranked at no.18 on NeighborhoodScout’s list and the area of 7th Street and East Jefferson Street was ranked 5th.

East St. Louis’ City Center took the number one spot, topping the list with 100.97 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. The area around Caseyville Avenue and North Park Drive ranked 13th.

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