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Total crime 96%
Violent crime 264%
Property crime 67%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRockford/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,395n/a (estimate)5,0582,3372,580
Murder23n/a15.76.95.0
Rape133n/a91.046.042.6
Robbery346n/a236.7111.586.2
Assault1,525n/a1,043.1239.7246.8
Violent crime2,027n/a (estimate)1,386404381
Burglary1,169n/a799.6306.7376.0
Theft3,752n/a2,566.41,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft447n/a305.8153.8228.9
Property crime5,368n/a (estimate)3,6721,9332,200

Key findings

  • Rockford crime rates are 96% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rockford are 264% higher than the national average
  • In Rockford you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rockford is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rockford has decreased by 2%

Rockford crime map

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      Daily Crime In Rockford (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Rockford, IL per 100,000 people. In Rockford, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.16 times more than the Illinois average and 1.96 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Rockford is 3.43 times more than the Illinois average and 3.64 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Rockford has a daily crime rate that is 1.90 times more than the Illinois average and 1.67 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Rockford (higher is better)

      How safe is Rockford, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Rockford is safer than 1% of the cities in Illinois and 3% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Rockford. Overall, Rockford is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rockford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rockford is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rockford is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rockford is 1 in 20
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Rockford? If you reside in Rockford, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 73. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 28 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Rockford, is 1 in 20.

      Year Over Year Crime In Rockford (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Rockford, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Rockford has decreased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Rockford has increased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Rockford has decreased by 2% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Rockford police department

      ItemRockfordIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
      There are a total of 301 Rockford police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.3% less than the Illinois average and 39.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Timberlane, IL1,02387416503
      Byron, IL3,64728948975
      Roscoe, IL10,66696889984
      Stillman Valley, IL1,075170816986
      Durand, IL1,3151758391,015
      Kirkland, IL1,6621808601,040
      Davis Junction, IL2,4391969401,136
      Rockford, IL149,5971,3863,6725,058

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sunnyvale, CA149,5961641,6331,796
      Kansas City, KS149,7556794,0724,751
      Lakewood, CO149,7934503,0303,481
      Escondido, CA149,9123501,7872,137
      Hollywood, FL148,1142332,7933,026
      Rockford, IL149,5971,3863,6725,058
      Source: The Rockford, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.