Rockford Ranks Second on National List, It’s Not Good News
Our beloved Rockford, IL comes in second to Little Rock, AR, but don’t get too excited.
Rockford has finished in second place as the Most Dangerous Small City in America.
LawStreetMedia.com compiled and analyzed data from 2013 FBI crime files. Law Street Media took in account numbers for murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
Law Street Media explains:
Rockford, Illinois is the #2 Most Dangerous City with a population under 200,000, moving up from its position at #3 last year. Most notably, Rockford’s murder rate has more than doubled since last year, when the ratio was 5.91/100,000 people. Last year Rockford saw 9 murders, this year they reported 19. Unfortunately, Rockford’s report of 19 this year was more on par with what the city has seen in recent years; last year’s 9 murders was a notable abnormality.
I think we can all agree that this isn’t a list we would like to be on.
Here are the top 10 Most Dangerous in America:
- Little Rock, Arkansas
- Rockford, Illinois
- New Haven, Connecticut
- Hartford, Connecticut
- Springfield, Missouri
- Springfield, Massachusetts
- Paterson, New Jersey
- Lansing, Michigan
- Beaumont, Texas
- Richmond, California