It's a Top 25 list that no one want to be on. The Top 25 most dangerous cities and towns and sadly, Rockford and one other stateline city made this dubious list.

Lawstreet media and the FBI based the list crime per capita. The list is formulated from three criteria:

  • Violent crime rate
  • Population
  • Murders

Rockford came in as the #2 most dangerous city in Illinois. Violent crime rate: 1374.75, Population: 150,209, and Murders: 19

DeKalb ranked as the #12 most dangerous city in Illinois. Violent crime rate: 466.13
Population: 43,765 Murders: 2

This city ranks as the most dangerous, recognize it?

Harvey, IL (Google Streetview)

HERE IS THE TOP 25

25. Evanston
24. Burbank
23. Moline
22. Aurora
21. Urbana
20. Pekin
19. Joliet
18. Lansing
17. Galesburg
16. Alton
15. Cicero
14. Waukegan
13. Quincy
12. DeKalb
11. Decatur
10. Bloomington
9. Rock Island
8. Granite City
7. Peoria
6. Kankakee
5. Champaign
4. Carbondale
3. Springfield
2. Rockford
1. Harvey

It is important to note that the city of Chicago was not included because of incomplete crime reports.