Rockford, MI 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

The crime rate in Rockford is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 14 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Rockford is 1 in 70. Based on FBI crime data, Rockford is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Rockford has a crime rate that is higher than 72% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Rockford compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Rockford with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Rockford's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Rockford's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Rockford is one in 558.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Rockford's rate for property crime is 13 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 80.

Rockford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Rockford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

77

88

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.79

12.54

14.33

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.79
4.73
National Median: 4
    Rockford
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 558

in Rockford

1 in 212

in Michigan

Rockford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 6,142
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.30 0.00 0.49

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
12.54
13.46
National Median: 19
    Rockford
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 80

in Rockford

1 in 74

in Michigan

Rockford Property CRIMES

Population: 6,142
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 69 1
Rate per 1,000 1.14 11.23 0.16

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
27
23
National Median: 26.9
    Rockford
    Michigan