FBI: Highest crime cities outside Chicago

By:  Diane Benjamin

Below are the FBI 2013 crime statistics.  Decatur has a lower crime rate than Bloomington!

Why did Chicago tear down their public housing?  Why is Bloomington voting tonight to build Public Housing?  Read between the lines.

See this story from last year:  https://blnnews.com/2014/10/08/local-low-income-housing/

Source:  http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/top-25-most-dangerous-cities-in-illinois/27729/6Jjc0ptKaU2B3D1GPqbjOA

11. Decatur

  • Violent crime rate: 466.82
  • Population: 75,190
  • Murders: 5

10. Bloomington

  • Violent crime rate: 511.15
  • Population: 78,060
  • Murders: 2

9. Rock Island

  • Violent crime rate: 514.23
  • Population: 38,893
  • Murders: 5

8. Granite City

  • Violent crime rate: 590.89
  • Population: 29,447
  • Murders: 4

7. Peoria

  • Violent crime rate: 676.14
  • Population: 115,953
  • Murders: 16

6. Kankakee

  • Violent crime rate: 718.32
  • Population: 27,286
  • Murders: 4

5. Champaign

  • Violent crime rate: 788.27
  • Population: 82,966
  • Murders: 4

4. Carbondale

  • Violent crime rate: 929.59
  • Population: 26,248
  • Murders: 2

3. Springfield

  • Violent crime rate: 1014.90
  • Population: 117,351
  • Murders: 4

2. Rockford

  • Violent crime rate: 1374.75
  • Population: 150,209
  • Murders: 19

1. Harvey

  • Violent crime rate: 1601.86
  • Population: 25,408
  • Murders: 10

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