Shots fired in Rockford
Gunfire erupted 473 times last year in Rockford, an average 1.3 times per day and an 11.3 percent increase over 2011. The Rockford Register Star mapped every confirmed gunshot in 2010, 2011 and 2012 investigated by the Rockford Police Department. The data shows that some Rockford neighborhoods hear gunfire on a near daily basis, while it's a rare occurence in others.
About the map
Each marked location below represents a shots-fired incident. Zoom in on a neighborhood or area and click on any incident to learn the time, date, location and more. The Register Star obtained the information from the Rockford Police Department via a Freedom of Information Act request.
Graphics and information by Jacob Roufa, Jeff Kolkey and Margo Morgan
Source: Rockford Police Department