Reported Annual Crime In Springfield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,572n/a (estimate)5,6232,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder11n/a9.45.84.9
Rape103n/a88.137.538.6
Robbery257n/a219.9115.9101.9
Assault880n/a752.9224.6237.8
Violent crime1,251n/a (estimate)1,070384373
Burglary1,131n/a967.7361.1491.4
Theft3,997n/a3,419.91,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft193n/a165.1137.3220.2
Property crime5,321n/a (estimate)4,5531,9892,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Springfield, IL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Springfield, IL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Springfield, IL crime rates are 137% higher than in comparison to the Illinois mean and are 97% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Springfield, IL has a rate that is 179% higher than the Illinois average; compared to the United States, it is 187% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Springfield, IL is 129% higher than its state's mean, and 83% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Springfield is 97% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.41 daily crimes that occur in Springfield.
  • Springfield is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Springfield you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Springfield has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Springfield (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Springfield, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Springfield, IL are 2.37 times more than the Illinois average and 1.97 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Springfield, IL are 2.79 times more than than Illinois and 2.87 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Springfield, IL are 2.29 times more than than Illinois and 1.83 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Springfield (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Springfield, IL compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Springfield, IL safer than 1% when compared to other Illinois cities, and 3% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Springfield, IL. At this time, Springfield, IL sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Springfield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Springfield is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Springfield is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Springfield is 1 in 18
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Springfield, IL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Springfield, IL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 94. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 22 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Springfield, IL is 1 in 18.

Year Over Year Crime In Springfield (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Springfield, IL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Springfield, IL has not changed, while the property crime rate in Springfield, IL has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Springfield, IL has decreased by 3% year over year.

Springfield police department

ItemSpringfieldIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)28730,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
There are a total of 287 Springfield police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.5% less than the Illinois average and 25% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pawnee, IL2,78637147184
Leland Grove, IL1,52154279333
Sherman, IL4,01665478543
Pleasant Plains, IL8920622622
New Berlin, IL1,4440663663
Springfield, IL116,8151,0704,5535,623

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Independence, MO117,1604255,1525,577
Beaumont, TX117,5439254,1145,039
Ann Arbor, MI115,9851921,9912,183
Peoria, IL115,7186653,8324,497
Berkeley, CA115,6884404,9065,346
Springfield, IL116,8151,0704,5535,623
Source: The Springfield, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.