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Interactive Map: Record 36 murders in Rockford in 2020

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — 2020 is the deadliest year in Rockford history.

After a mass shooting this past weekend at Don Carter Lanes and a deadly shooting Monday on 11th St., the city has seen a total of 36 murders.

The previous record for murders in Rockford was 31, set in 1996.

Last month, 13 WREX ran a special report on the rate in which murders were being solved in Rockford. Since that report aired on November 12, there's been 9 more murders.

Our interactive map includes the date of the murder, the victim (if authorities have released the name) and the location it happened.

In 2020, 31 of the 36 people murdered were shot and killed.

In the first two months of 2020 Rockford recorded zero murders, the first one didn't happen until March 11. Five people were killed in both May and August. So far, seven have been killed in December.

In two shootings in the city at least five people were shot. The first happened at the Way Low gas station on West State Street on May 13. One person was killed and four others hurt in a shooting there. Then, on December 26, six people were shot at Don Carter Lanes, three of them were killed.

We have also plotted all of the murders in Rockford over the last 5 years.

You can view the interactive map below. (Click here if you're reading this on the 13 WREX App.)

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Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University.

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