From the RPD:
STEADY IMPROVEMENT: Chief O’Shea and the hard-working men and women of the Rockford Police Department are proud of the downward trend on crime. We recognize that any amount of violence is too much, but are pleased with the way the community has stepped up to help us take back our city and our safety. We have some 300 officers who patrol a city of approximately 150,000 people, so every citizen who sees something and says something, is vital to our continued success. These statistics are not only a reflection of incredible police work by officers and detectives and our partner agencies, but also of the way in which the community works with us.