This is not a list any town or city wants to be on, but unfortunately, Rockford made this dubious list.

According to data just released by the FBI, Rockford is ranked No.5 in the United States for violent crimes,

For the first six months of 2015, Rockford tallied 76.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. The crimes consisted of

  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Murder


The data provided by the FBI can be seen here.

Here are the numbers for Illinois cities with a population of over 100,000

Rockford Make the list of the Top 5 most violent Cities in the US
FBI Graphic


The Daily Mail UK, compiled the list with placed Rockford in the Top 5 of the the most violent crime cites in the United States.

Here Are Your Top 5 (Crime per 10,000 people)

1. St. Louis, Missouri (88.1)

2. Memphis, Tennessee (84.2)

3. Detroit, Michigan (83.4)

4. Birmingham, Alabama (82.8)

5. Rockford, Illinois (76.3)

Read more HERE



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