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Chicago has a reputation of being one of the most violent cities in the country, but it’s not the most dangerous in its state. East St. Louis is with 967 violent crimes compared to the entire population of 26,523. In 2014 the murder rate alone was higher than that of Honduras, which has the highest in the world, at 90.4 per 100,000 people. Just over 24,000 violent offenses were committed in Chicago, a city of 2,724,121 people.