Reported Annual Crime In Springfield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,661n/a (estimate)4,3221,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder12n/a7.82.05.3
Rape81n/a52.631.240.4
Robbery522n/a338.778.8102.8
Assault973n/a631.4265.0248.5
Violent crime1,588n/a (estimate)1,030377386
Burglary1,486n/a964.3281.8468.9
Theft3,000n/a1,946.81,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft587n/a380.9118.3236.9
Property crime5,073n/a (estimate)3,2921,5612,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Springfield, MA. The total number of reported crimes in Springfield, MA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Springfield, MA crime rate is 123% higher than the Massachusetts average and is 52% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Springfield, MA has a violent crime rate that is 173% higher than the Massachusetts average and 167% higher than the national average. For property crime, Springfield, MA is 111% higher than the Massachusetts average and 34% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Suffield Depot, CT1,53452412463
North Granby, CT1,47160478538
Belchertown, MA3,12087541627
Crystal Lake, CT2,06886686773
Salmon Brook, CT2,56889705794
Somers, CT1,80990713803
Tariffville, CT1,31596763859
Springfield, MA153,9911,0303,2924,322

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Springfield is 52% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.84 daily crimes that occur in Springfield.
  • Springfield is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Springfield you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Springfield has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Springfield (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Springfield, MA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national scale. In Springfield, MA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.23 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.52 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Springfield, MA is 2.73 times more than the Massachusetts average and 2.67 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Springfield, MA has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.11 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.34 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Springfield (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Springfield, MA compared to every other city in Massachusetts as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Springfield, MA ranks safer than 1% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 4% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Massachusetts and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Springfield, MA. As a result, Springfield, MA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Springfield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Springfield is 1 in 98
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Springfield is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Springfield is 1 in 24
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Springfield, MA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Springfield, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 98. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 31 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Springfield, MA is 1 in 24.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Springfield, MA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Springfield, MA has decreased by 4% and the rate of property crime in Springfield, MA has decreased by 2%. The total crime rate in Springfield, MA has decreased by 2% year to year.

Springfield police department

ItemSpringfieldMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)41311,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.23.3
There are a total of 413 Springfield police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.1% greater than the Massachusetts average and 17.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hayward, CA154,5073922,8803,272
Pasadena, TX153,2864472,5923,039
Cary, NC155,822921,0051,096
Salinas, CA155,8896332,9873,621
Pomona, CA151,8074983,0343,532
Springfield, MA153,9911,0303,2924,322
Source: The Springfield, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.