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Crime went right direction in 2017

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Crime went right direction in 2017

Of all the pressing issues facing Rockford, the one that gets the most notice nationally is our crime rate.

Neighborhoodscout.com, cbsnews.com, Forbes, lawstreetmedia.com, 247wallstreet.com all have included Rockford in stories about the most dangerous cities just since 2014. The crime rate always is cited when Sperling’s Best Places and Liveability compile best and worst places to live.

So it was definitely positive news on February 1 when Rockford police and the city announced violet crime declined 5 percent in 2017.

The 2017 data:

Year

Group A offenses

Pct. Ch.

2016

18,167

2017

17,186

-5.4%

 

Year

Violent crimes

Pct. Ch.

2016

2,601

2017

2,480

-4.7%

 

Year

Homicides

Pct. Ch.

2016

26

2017

18

-30.8%

 

Year

Property crimes

Pct. Ch.

2016

5,761

2017

5,300

-8.0%

 

Year

Aggravated assault

Pct. Ch.

2016

1,782

2017

1,771

-0.6%

 

Year

Robberies

Pct. Ch.

2016

543

2017

421

-22.5%

 

Year

Auto thefts

Pct. Ch.

2016

488

2017

450

-7.8%

 

Year

Guns recovered

Pct. Ch.

2016

246

2017

242

-1.6%

 

 


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