ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Annual crime statistics are in for the “Forest City,” and while most types of crime are up, one has decreased.
Rockford Police said that auto thefts have gone up 94% while shots fired have gone up 48% since last year. Robbery, property crimes, aggravated assaults and violent crimes have all increased.
However, violent crime that is domestic related has gone down by about 6%.
If you are a survivor of domestic or sexual violence, visit our Stateline Strong page for resources.