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City says Rockford crime has dropped year over year

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The City of Rockford released new statistics on Monday showing that crime is down from 2018, although the number of domestically-related crimes is still high.

From January to June, violent crimes dropped 19 percent from the same period in 2018, with 844 incidents this year versus 1,048 last year.

According to the City’s figures, robberies have dropped 25 percent; property crimes are down 16%, and “shots fired” calls have dropped 20 percent.

Reported aggravated assaults also fell from 770 to 636, but the City says 55 percent of those calls are domestic abuse calls, which are up 54 percent since last month.

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