Rockford, IL
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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 55 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 18. Within Illinois, more than 98% 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 59.

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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Rockford is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Rockford, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Rockford has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Rockford is one in 318.

Rockford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Rockford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,496

5,655

8,151

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

16.90

38.30

55.20

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rockford 16.90
Illinois 4.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 59

in Rockford

1 in 229

in Illinois

Rockford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 147,651
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 26 137 545 1,788
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.93 3.69 12.11

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rockford 38.30
Illinois 20.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Rockford

1 in 49

in Illinois

Rockford Property CRIMES

Population: 147,651
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,430 3,760 465
Rate per 1,000 9.69 25.47 3.15

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Rockford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Rockford 132
Illinois 35