Rockford Police: Violent crime down 18% in 2019

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — On Tuesday, Rockford Police released statistics that revealed all measured crimes are on the decline when comparing January – July against the same time frame in 2018.

According to the statistics released, violent crimes are down 18%, with 1,031 recorded in 2019 vs. 1,255 in 2018.

Robbery incidents are down 23%, with 147 in 2019 vs 192 in 2018.

Property crimes are down 15%, with 2,793 in 2019 vs. 3,277 in 2018.

Auto thefts are down 16%, with 223 in 2019 vs. 265 in 2018.

Shootings are down 21%, with 227 recorded in 2019 vs 288 in 2018.

Aggravated assaults are down 16%, with 769 in 2019 vs 911 in 2018. Of the 769 reported aggravated assaults, the city said 54% of those cases are domestic related.

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