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Total crime 110%
Violent crime 105%
Property crime 110%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,969n/a (estimate)5,2182,2532,489
Murder9n/a7.96.65.0
Rape108n/a94.448.042.6
Robbery208n/a181.898.481.6
Assault564n/a493.0254.0250.2
Violent crime889n/a (estimate)777407379
Burglary1,039n/a908.3271.7340.5
Theft3,776n/a3,300.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft265n/a231.7148.2219.9
Property crime5,080n/a (estimate)4,4411,8472,110

Key findings

  • Springfield crime rates are 110% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Springfield are 105% higher than the national average
  • In Springfield you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Springfield is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Springfield has decreased by 7%

Springfield crime map

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      Daily Crime In Springfield (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Springfield, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Springfield are 2.32 times more than the Illinois average and 2.10 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Springfield are 1.91 times more than than Illinois and 2.05 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Springfield are 2.40 times more than than Illinois and 2.10 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Springfield (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Springfield, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Springfield safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Springfield is safer than 2% of Illinois cities, and 4% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Springfield 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 129
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Springfield is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Springfield is 1 in 20
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Springfield, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 129. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 23 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 is 1 in 20.

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

      A good indicator of whether Springfield is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Springfield has decreased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Springfield has decreased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in Springfield has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Springfield police department

      ItemSpringfieldIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)28730,690558,732
      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 24.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Leland Grove, IL1,62506767
      Auburn, IL5,0068664150
      Williamsville, IL1,346134134267
      Pawnee, IL2,738114227341
      New Berlin, IL1,5050378378
      Pleasant Plains, IL8640378378
      Athens, IL2,013105470575
      Springfield, IL116,7457774,4415,218

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Columbia, MO117,1653212,5942,915
      Independence, MO117,2175894,6555,244
      Peoria, IL115,9901,0443,7494,793
      Fargo, ND115,9504503,1223,572
      Beaumont, TX117,7291,0473,6164,663
      Springfield, IL116,7457774,4415,218
      Source: The Springfield, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.