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Rockford, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Rockford has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within Illinois, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Rockford. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Rockford to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Rockford to other communities of similar population, then Rockford crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Rockford does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Rockford does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Rockford.

For Rockford, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Rockford is one in 71.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Rockford experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Rockford's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Rockford a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Rockford is one in 36.

Rockford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Rockford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,101

4,104

6,205

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

14.13

27.61

41.74

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
14.13
4.18
National Median: 4
    Rockford
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 71

in Rockford

1 in 239

in Illinois

Rockford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 148,655
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 30 102 238 1,731
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.69 1.60 11.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
27.61
15.32
National Median: 19
    Rockford
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Rockford

1 in 65

in Illinois

Rockford Property CRIMES

Population: 148,655
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 742 2,968 394
Rate per 1,000 4.99 19.97 2.65

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Rockford Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
100
27
National Median: 26.9
    Rockford
    Illinois