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01/22/2016 12:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

HomeSnacks' Top 25 Safest and Least Safe Cities in Illinois

Using the FBI's most recent Uniform Crime Report statistics, the website Homesnacks ranked the safest cities in Illinois by looking at the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per capita in towns with more than 5,000 people.

From Homesnacks on its methodology:

For example, there were a total of 99 crimes committed in Campton Hills which had a reported population of 11,351. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.00872 which translates into a 1 in 115 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 5,000 people reported to the FBI in 2014. This left us with a total of 202 places in Illinois to rank.

Listed below you can find a list of the 25 safest and least safe cities from Homesnack's ranking, along with the total number of violent crime and property crime offenses reported to the FBI in 2014.

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Least safe cities in Illinois

*Violent crime and property crime figures are the total number of offenses reported to the FBI.

202. Mount Vernon

  • Pop.: 15,232
  • Violent crime: 192
  • Property crime: 948

201. Danville

  • Pop.: 32,404
  • Violent crime: 348
  • Property crime: 1,878

200. Harvey

  • Pop.: 25,377
  • Violent crime: 329
  • Property crime: 1,210

199. East St. Louis

  • Pop.: 26,523
  • Violent crime: 967
  • Property crime: 1,095

198. Springfield

  • Pop.: 117,134
  • Violent crime: 1,248
  • Property crime: 5,535

197. Rockford

  • Pop.: 149,586
  • Violent crime: 1,847
  • Property crime: 6,401

196. Centralia

  • Pop.: 12,727
  • Violent crime: 99
  • Property crime: 617

195. Sauk Village

  • Pop.: 10,558
  • Violent crime: 84
  • Property crime: 494

194. Kankakee

  • Pop.: 27,026
  • Violent crime: 221
  • Property crime: 1,232

193. Peoria

  • Pop.: 116,923
  • Violent crime: 759
  • Property crime: 4,858

192. Alton

  • Pop.: 27,157
  • Violent crime: 137
  • Property crime: 1,198

191. Calumet City

  • Pop.: 37,281
  • Violent crime: 192
  • Property crime: 1,560

190. Riverdale

  • Pop.: 13,640
  • Violent crime rank: 156
  • Property crime rank: 415

189. Zion

  • Pop.: 24,316
  • Violent crime: 170
  • Property crime: 817

188. Chicago

  • Pop.: 2,724,121
  • Violent crime: 24,089
  • Property crime: 85,161

187. Carbondale

  • Pop.: 26,370
  • Violent crime: 138
  • Property crime: 940

186. Hazel Crest

  • Pop.: 14,223
  • Violent crime rank: 72
  • Property crime rank: 473

185. Maywood

  • Pop.: 24,174
  • Violent crime: 213
  • Property crime: 680

184. Chicago Heights

  • Pop.: 30,456
  • Violent crime: 199
  • Property crime: 915

183. Matteson

  • Pop.: 19,182
  • Violent crime: 56
  • Property crime: 904

182. Quincy

  • Pop.: 40,972
  • Violent crime: 190
  • Property crime: 1,363

181. Forest Park

  • Pop.: 14,223
  • Violent crime: 46
  • Property crime: 529

180. Galesburg

  • Pop.: 31,538
  • Violent crime: 126
  • Property crime: 1,035

179. Effingham

  • Pop.: 12,619
  • Violent crime: 52
  • Property crime: 409

178. Wood River

  • Pop.: 10,370
  • Violent crime: 28
  • Property crime: 455

You can see the 25 cities that were ranked by HomeSnacks as the safest here.

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