ROCKFORD (WREX) – Rockford Police say violent crime is down in the city of Rockford.
It says violent crime has dropped 22% in the first quarter of 2019 when compared to last year.
Here is the list of crimes that dropped:
- Robberies: Down 35%
- Property Crimes: Down 25%
- Shots Fired: Down 20%
- Aggravated Assaults: Down 16%
- Auto Thefts: Down 28%.
The Rockford Fire Department also released it’s data Thursday.
Fire calls are down 30% compared to the same time last year. EMS and search-and-rescue dropped 3%.
While overall calls are down by 1%, the department says it’s one of the busiest in the state with more than 7,000 calls in the first three months of the year.