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Carbondale ranks top five on 25 most dangerous cities in Illinois

According to a recent report, Carbondale is ranked 4th on the 25 most dangerous cities in the state. According to a recent report, Carbondale is ranked 4th on the 25 most dangerous cities in the state.
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According to a recent report, Carbondale is ranked 4th on the 25 most dangerous cities in the state.

Law Street Media used FBI data from 2013 to compile the list. It's based off of violent crime rates per 100,000 people.

City leaders say they aren't surprised. They say because the town does have a large university, crime rates are usually higher. 

But city leaders do feel more needs to be done. 

"I've been aware of our high crime rate," city councilwoman, Jane Adams said. "And I do feel that excellent policing that is sensitive to the particular nature of Carbondale is needed." 

Harvey was listed as the most dangerous city in the state. 

Chicago was not included in the list because of unclear crime reports.

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