The most dangerous city in Illinois is Rockford.

Over the weekend, I was checking out social media. I couldn't help but notice all the crime in our area. I know this is nothing new, but it just seems to be getting worse.

Last night, I was sitting in my living room watching some TV. The weather was nice, so I had the windows open. Then I heard a big boom. First thing that came to mind, was that a gun shot? It use to be, somebody got themselves some fireworks. Not a good change in perception.

A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting my parents in the Chicago suburbs. I started watching the news. Of course, it was all crime and violence.

That got me thinking. Rockford and Chicago both have a serious crime problem. How do they compare to each other? Chicago has to be worse, right?

Then I saw on,

"The Most Dangerous City in Every State."

When I looked up Illinois,

"The most dangerous city in Illinois is Rockford."

How does Rockford and Chicago compare?

"There were about 378 violent crimes in Chicago for every 100,000 residents and a violent crime rate of 819 incidents per 100,000 people in Rockford."

Chicago is a much bigger city, so they are going to have more incidents. When you break it down, Rockford's stats are much worse.

We have a new police chief and mayor, so hopefully things will start turning around.

Do you think things can change for the better in Rockford, when it comes to crime?

I feel like it could get better. I don't want to say, well it can't get much worse. It definitely can. They are going to have to work hard to make it better.

When you are compared to Chicago, it has to get better.

Do you feel safe in Rockford?

Do you feel safe going into Chicago?


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