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Law Street Media recently ranked Burbank as the 24th most dangerous city in the state of Illinois.
According to their website, "Law Street's second annual slideshow of the Safest and Most Dangerous States" ranks all 50 states from most dangerous to safest and details the violent crime statistics for every city in the country with a reported population of 25,000 or more. Each state's qualifying cities are listed from highest to lowest rate of violent crime per 100,000 people, which is comprised of murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery."
Law Street used the following formula in their crime ranking methodology:
Law Street’s Crime Team used the FBI’s four major violent crime categories–murders, aggravated assaults, robberies, and forcible rapes–to create a standard measure of violent-crimes-per-100,000 people among all cities over 100,000 people reporting crime data to the FBI. This allows year-to-year and city-to-city comparisons. To derive the ratio, the total number of violent crimes reported to the FBI is divided by the city’s population, with the result then multiplied by 100,000. The formula for this calculation is shown below. Crime rankings were further broken down by population, with 200,000 used as the dividing point.
The 25 most dangerous Illinois cities based on violent crime rates per 100,000 people as ranked by Law Street Media:
The Illinois list compiled by Law Street consisted of 83 cities. Chicago was not included because the FBI determined their data was underreported.
Other cities near Burbank making the list include: Berwyn (31), Oak Lawn (34), Oak Forest (38), Lockport (54) and Tinley Park (55).
A map assembled by Reboot Illinois shows the location of the 25 most dangerous cities in Illinois. Hover over or click on the marker to view the city, rank and population.