ROCKFORD, Ailing. (WIFR) – Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and Police Chief Carla Redd replicate on crime from the previous 12 months and present enchancment. Whereas 2023 is off to a tough begin, metropolis leaders say it would not bode properly for 2022.
“The latest violence doesn’t cease us. The latest violence exhibits us that we have to redouble our prevention and intervention efforts and as these efforts proceed to develop, so will the outcomes of those efforts,” mentioned McNamara.
There was an 8% lower in violent crimes, a 40% lower in murders, and a 16% lower in gunshots. Regardless of the discount, McNamara says there’s nonetheless plenty of work to do.
“Crime is an actual drawback, so we’d like a scientific resolution. This systematic adjustment signifies that everybody has to do their job and it additionally means the courts, it means the varsity, it means the clergy, the checks, the regulation enforcement officers within the metropolis,” mentioned McNamara.
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