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Rockford Crime Stats: Violent crimes down; robberies up

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The number of violent crimes in Rockford dropped in January while robberies were up, city leaders reported on social media Friday. According to the City of Rockford Facebook page, there were 117 violent crimes reported in the first month of 2020, 25 less than the 142 incidents reported in January 2019. The decrease marks an 18-percent drop. "While there is still work to do, violent crime continues to decline in our community. Thank you to all of our…