WTVO/WQRF - The FBI releases its list on violent crime in U.S. cities and Rockford ranks near the top.
The list ranked the most dangerous cities with a population under 200,000. The Forest City came in at #3. Like most cities on the list though, violent crime actually dropped last year.
However, the list compared changes from January to June of 2013 versus the same period in 2012, which does not include July 2013 when eight people were killed in a two week span.
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