If you've ever wondered if the city in which you live is considered actually "dangerous," here's some definitive proof.

Grabbing some stats from the FBI's Crime in the United States I figured out the 25 most violent towns in all of Illinois.

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Some of the cities on the list won't surprise you. Obviously, the bigger the city, the better the chance for violent crime.

On the other hand, there were a handful of cities with smaller amounts of people who also seem to have an issue with crime.

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There were a few other things that stood out, including the inclusion of a slew of towns mostly known for their colleges and universities, which, at times, counts for a massive chunk of the population.

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In case you were wondering and wanted to know exactly what is considered a "violent crime" check this out.

According to US Legal:

The definition of violent crime suggests that violence is a behavior by persons, against persons or property that intentionally threatens, attempts, or actually inflicts physical harm.

Is the town you live in on the list?

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