6. Sauk Village, Illinois
Located about an hour’s drive from Chicago is the small village of Sauk Village. From its early years as a Native American trail to its present-day status as part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, this small village has gone through a lot of change.
Yet, change isn’t always a good thing, especially when it comes to Sauk Village. According to the latest reports, this place was ranked as the most violent small town in America in 2021, with 79 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
Basically, with the town’s population of 6,698 residents, there’s a one in 13 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime.