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Rockford makes Forbes "Most Dangerous Cities" list

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Rockford's on another list - not to be proud of - linked to incidents like the recent Marie's Pizza restaurant shooting.

According to Forbes magazine, Rockford is the 10th most dangerous city in the United States. That's from comparing FBI crime stats, and coming up with a number of violent crimes per 100,000 people.  Rockford's was 760 per 100,000.  That's for the whole metro area.

We're not the only Illinois city on the list.  Springfield is number 3.  Detroit is tops. with about 1,100 crimes per 100,000.

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    1. Detroit, MI          1,111
    2. Memphis, TN       1,006
    3. Springfield, IL         855
    4. Flint, MI                 827
    5. Anchorage, AK        813
    6. Lubbock, TX            808
    7. Stockton, CA           805
    8. Tallahassee, FL       775
    9. Las Vegas, NV         763
    10. Rockford, IL             760
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