There's no more dangerous place to live in the country than East St. Louis. NeighborhoodScout.com ranked the 100 most dangerous cities in the country based on 2012 violent crime statistics from the Census Bureau.
According to the site, an average of one out of every 20 people in East St. Louis are victims of rape, murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. The rate more than double if you add property crimes.
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