Rockford, IL Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
6,559
Total Crimes
4,501.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
81.74%
Above National Average
541 out of 572
In Illinois
9,032 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Rockford, IL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Rockford is 4,501.1 per 100,000 people. That's 81.74% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 99.75% higher than the Illinois total crime rate of 2,253.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Rockford SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

How Does Rockford Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Rockford
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,559 4,501.1 2,253.4 2,476.7
Murder 14 9.6 6.6 5.0
Robbery 282 193.5 98.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 1,290 885.3 254.0 250.2
Violent Crime 1,711 1,174.2 406.9 366.7
Burglary 1,001 686.9 271.7 340.5
Larceny 3,458 2,373.1 1,426.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 389 267.0 148.2 219.9
Property Crime 4,848 3,327.0 1,846.5 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Rockford

1,711.0
Violent Crimes
1,174.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
220.20%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 85.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Rockford each year. That compares to a 1 in 245.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Rockford is 1,174.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 220.20% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 188.57% higher than the Illinois violent crime rate of 406.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Rockford

4,848.0
Property Crimes
3,327.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
57.68%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 30.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Rockford each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Rockford is 3,327.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.68% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 80.18% higher than the Illinois property crime rate of 1,846.5 per 100,000 people.

Rockford Crime Compared To Illinois Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Illinois.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Rockford

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Beloit, WI 37,025 1,268 3,424.7 3,008.8 415.9
Belvidere, IL 25,143 322 1,280.7 1,026.1 254.5
Loves Park, IL 23,265 474 2,037.4 1,719.3 318.1
Machesney Park, IL 22,594 474 2,097.9 1,850.0 247.9
Roscoe, IL 10,492 75 714.8 610.0 104.8
South Beloit, IL 7,636 155 2,029.9 1,859.6 170.2
Rockton, IL 7,436 136 1,828.9 1,721.4 107.6
Winnebago, IL 2,963 34 1,147.5 1,113.7 33.7
Cherry Valley, IL 2,877 185 6,430.3 5,908.9 521.4
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