Saturday, December 28, 2013

Most Dangerous Place to Live

Once again, Carbondale makes the list of top 100 most dangerous places (per capita) to live in America.  Lucky us. 

Getting us off this list is the sort of thing the city should be spending money on. While bike paths and splash parks are nice, they aren't going to draw new students to SIUC, which is the economic engine of Carbondale, as long as Mom and Dad see they are sending their precious child to a place where they could get robbed, burglared, or otherwise assaulted. The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Illinois is 1 in 241, in Carbondale it is one in 91. Geez, Carbondale is only safer than 3% of the cities larger than 25,000 in the country.    People talk about the high crime rate in Chicago but, per capita, it's safer than Carbondale is.

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