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Winnebago County, Illinois Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Winnebago County, Illinois. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Winnebago County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Winnebago County, Illinois, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 125,529 total crimes reported in Winnebago County, Illinois (14,745 of them violent). Of the 12,553 crimes that occur a year in Winnebago County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Winnebago County, Illinois every 41 minutes. This includes 158 murders, 370 rapes, and nearly eighty-three thousand thefts (including 9,388 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Winnebago County, Illinois for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Winnebago County decreased by 8 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 42 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Winnebago County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twelve thousand for Winnebago County, Illinois in 2009.

Crime Trends in Winnebago County, Illinois (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Winnebago County, Illinois (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Winnebago County, Illinois law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Winnebago County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.