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As a reporter for the Danville Commercial-News, I cover breaking news and write investigative features on crime trends in the area. Danville is ranked eighth in the state of Illinois for both violent and property crimes. By collecting data, I have found and compared the areas where most crimes are committed to the areas where people charged with felonies actually live. While a high number of violent and property crimes are reported in the city's east side near public housing, most often the people convicted of these crimes do not live there. This information is related to another alarming statistic about Danville; the unemployment rate, which is among the highest in the state.