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Rockford, IL Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Rockford, Illinois


Population: 157,943 in 2009

Rockford, IL Map
The Rockford, IL crime report and city information below can give residents and potential residents incite on their local area and surroundings. This information that was collected and published on this site is from the participation of over 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. These statistics are collected and published by the FBI on an annual basis for special studies and reports, on the cities in the United States. *
Rockford, IL Crime Categories
Rockford Law Enforcement
Rockford Violent Crimes
Rockford Forcible Rapes
Rockford Murders
Rockford Robbery
Rockford Aggravated Assaults
Rockford Property Crimes
Rockford Burglary
Rockford Larceny
Rockford Motor Vehicle
Rockford Arson
Rockford, IL Law Enforcement Statistics
Law Enforcement officers are individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically for sworn law enforcement representatives. (UCR Definition)
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Law Enforcement - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Total Employees
315
Officers
284
Civilians
31
Year
2008
Total Employees
335
Officers
302
Civilians
33
Year
2007
Total Employees
335
Officers
304
Civilians
31
Year
2006
Total Employees
336
Officers
304
Civilians
32
Rockford, IL Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Rockford, Illinois law enforcement had 2061 violent crimes reported. With a population of 157,943 in 2009, there were 130.5 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Rockford, Illinois. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 1841, 2109 and 2209, respectively .

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. Violent crimes involve force or threat of force. (UCR Definition)
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Violent Crimes - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
2,061
Occurrences (per 10k)
130.5
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
2,209
Occurrences (per 10k)
140.5
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
2,109
Occurrences (per 10k)
135.4
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
1,841
Occurrences (per 10k)
119.7
Rockford, IL Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Rockford, Illinois had 7.1 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 157,943 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Rockford in 2009 was 112. There were 132 known offenses in 2006, 113 in 2007, and 125 in 2008.

Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape regardless of the age of the victim are included. Statutory offenses (no force used--victim under age of consent) are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Forcible Rape - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
112
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.1
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
125
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.9
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
113
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.3
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
132
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.6
Rockford, IL Murder Statistics
Rockford, Illinois had 21 murders in 2009. With a total population of 157943 in 2009, there were 1.3 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Rockford, Illinois. The murder rates in Rockford, Illinois in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 19, 21 and 20, respectively.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. (UCR Definition)
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Murder - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
21
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.3
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
20
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.3
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
21
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.3
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
19
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.2
Rockford, IL Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Rockford, Illinois in 2009 was 1332. Rockford had 84.3 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 157,943 in 2009. In Rockford there were 1135 offenses in 2006, 1342 in 2007, and 1482 in 2008.

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of--or threat to use--a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery. (UCR Definition)
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Assault - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
1,332
Occurrences (per 10k)
84.3
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
1,482
Occurrences (per 10k)
94.2
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
1,342
Occurrences (per 10k)
86.2
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
1,135
Occurrences (per 10k)
73.8
Rockford, IL Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Rockford, Illinois had 596 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 157,943 in 2009 people living in Rockford, in 2009 there were 37.7 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 555 robberies in 2006, 633 in 2007 and 582 in 2008.

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (UCR Definition)
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Robbery - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
596
Occurrences (per 10k)
37.7
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
582
Occurrences (per 10k)
37.0
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
633
Occurrences (per 10k)
40.7
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
555
Occurrences (per 10k)
36.1
Rockford, IL Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Rockford, Illinois had 8606 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Rockford was 157,943 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 544.9. Looking back at the previous three years in Rockford, Illinois, you will see that there were 11240 property crimes in 2006, 9324 in 2007 and 9862 in 2008.

A property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force. Because of limited participation and varying collection procedures by local agencies, only limited data are available for arson. Arson statistics are included in trend, clearance, and arrest tables throughout Crime in the United States, but they are not included in any estimated volume data. The arson section in this report provides more information on that offense. (UCR Definition)
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Property Crime - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
8,606
Occurrences (per 10k)
544.9
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
9,862
Occurrences (per 10k)
627.1
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
9,324
Occurrences (per 10k)
598.8
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
11,240
Occurrences (per 10k)
731.1
Rockford, IL Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Rockford, Illinois in 2009 was 2459. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 157,943 in 2009 in 2009, Rockford, Illinois had 155.7 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Rockford there were 2986 burglary offenses in 2006, 2681 in 2007, and 2867 in 2008.

Burglary is defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as a burglary. Burglary in the UCR program is categorized into three sub classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry. (UCR Definition)

Did you know that a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds? In 2008, there were 2.4 billion burglaries in just the U.S.A! Property loss due to burglary totaled $4.3 billion in 2008, with an average loss of $1,991 per occurrence. You may qualify for a FREE home security system; simply fill out the form on the top of this page to get a free, no-obligation quote and protect yourself from being part of these statistics.
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Burglary - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
2,459
Occurrences (per 10k)
155.7
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
2,867
Occurrences (per 10k)
182.3
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
2,681
Occurrences (per 10k)
172.2
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
2,986
Occurrences (per 10k)
194.2
Rockford, IL Larceny Statistics
Rockford, Illinois had 5697 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 157,943 in 2009 people living in Rockford that year, there were 360.7 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 7476 larceny-thefts in 2006, 5983 in 2007 and 6262 in 2008.

Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft) is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Larceny - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
5,697
Occurrences (per 10k)
360.7
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
6,262
Occurrences (per 10k)
398.2
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
5,983
Occurrences (per 10k)
384.2
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
7,476
Occurrences (per 10k)
486.3
Rockford, IL Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Rockford, Illinois law enforcement had 450 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 157,943 in 2009 in Rockford, there were 28.5 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 778, 660 and 733, respectively.

Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition. (UCR Definition)
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Motor Vehicle Crime - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
450
Occurrences (per 10k)
28.5
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
733
Occurrences (per 10k)
46.6
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
660
Occurrences (per 10k)
42.4
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
778
Occurrences (per 10k)
50.6
Rockford, IL Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Rockford in 2009 was 39. Rockford, Illinois had 2.5 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 157,943 in 2009. In Rockford, Illinois, the known offenses of arson were 25 in 2006, 84 in 2007, and 58 in 2008.

Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. (UCR Definition)
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Arson - Rockford, IL
Year
2009
Population
157,943
Occurrences
39
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.5
Year
2008
Population
157,262
Occurrences
58
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.7
Year
2007
Population
155,713
Occurrences
84
Occurrences (per 10k)
5.4
Year
2006
Population
153,738
Occurrences
25
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.6
*Disclaimer: Each year when the FBI crime statistics are published, we compile the rankings of cities and countries on our website. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Because of this, these numbers sometimes lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. SecurityGuide.com is not responsible for the accuracy or incompleteness of these figures.
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