Rockford Is The 5th Most Dangerous City For Violent Crime In The United States
Rockford has made another list, and this time it is not good news.
The FBI comes out with a list every year of the most dangerous cities in the Unites States and Rockford has landed as number five on the list.
According to WTVO, Crime stats from last year were released and analyzed by the Daily Mail based in the U.K.
Here is what the report said about Rockrford:
"The murder rate dropped slightly in Rockford last year, from ten in 2014 to nine. Sadly the number of other serious violent crimes soared from 927 to 1142. Rape reports in particular increased from 69 to 78, while assault and property crime has also climbed.
Rockford, which has a relatively small population of 150,000, has an average homicide rate of 19 per year.The 2015 figure represents the first dip below double digits since 2004 when just eight people were killed, as the mid-90's gang related violence finally appeared to be subsiding.
But it had risen again slowly, securing Rockford's place on the country's most dangerous lists for years."
The top city on the list is St. Louis Missouri, who saw more than 88 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in just the first half of 2015. Next on the list is Memphis with 84.2 crimes, followed by Detroit with 83.4 crimes and fourth on the list is Birmingham, Alabama with 82.8 crimes.
The complete list can be found here.