The Central Illinois mainstream media was all atwitter at a report outlining Illinois’ most dangerous cities.
On it, Law Street Media analyzed Illinois cities based upon crime reports.
The most dangerous city?
Harvey, IL, with a violent crime rate in excess of 1600 / 100,000.
Springfield came in third at 1014.
Let’s put that into perspective, shall we.
Law Street Media didn’t including Chicago because of “unclear crime reports”.
We’ll include Chicago neighborhoods because, well, there are FBI stats. Keep in mind Chicago is massaging these reported numbers downward by reclassifying crimes, etc. But let’s compare Springfield and Harvey to some of Chicago’s neighborhoods, shall we?
Also keep in mind that Chicago has long been Illinois gun control capital, with a plethora of laws on the books making firearm ownership all-but-impossible for its law-abiding residents ahead of the recent McDonald decision.
Chicago’s neighborhood at Winchester and 60th street has a reported crime rate of 10368/100,000.
Chicago’s neighborhood at Wallace and 58th street has a reported crime rate of 10720/100,000.
And those are just two.