Reported Annual Crime In Springfield

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime14,048n/a (estimate)8,3353,1492,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder16n/a9.59.95.0
Rape333n/a197.647.542.6
Robbery295n/a175.084.886.2
Assault1,574n/a933.9359.8246.8
Violent crime2,218n/a (estimate)1,316502381
Burglary1,975n/a1,171.8444.9376.0
Theft8,385n/a4,975.21,878.81,594.6
Vehicle theft1,470n/a872.2323.4228.9
Property crime11,830n/a (estimate)7,0192,6472,200

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Springfield, MO is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 165% higher than the average of crimes committed in Missouri. It is also 223% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Springfield, MO shows a crime rate that is 162% higher than the Missouri average. The crime rate is also 246% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Springfield, MO is shown to be 165% higher than the Missouri average and 219% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Springfield is 223% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 22.84 daily crimes that occur in Springfield.
  • Springfield is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Springfield you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Springfield has decreased by 15%.

Compare Springfield, MO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Springfield (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Springfield, MO per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Missouri and on a national level. In Springfield, MO the total number of daily crimes is 2.65 times more than the Missouri average and 3.23 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Springfield, MO is 2.62 times more than the Missouri average and 3.46 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Springfield, MO has a daily crime rate that is 2.65 times more than the Missouri average and 3.19 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Springfield (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Missouri and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Springfield, MO? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Springfield, MO has been ranked safer than 0% of other cities in the state of Missouri. In addition, Springfield, MO is safer than 0% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Missouri and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Springfield, MO. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Springfield, MO is below average in safety when compared with 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 76
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Springfield is 1 in 15
The chance of being a victim of crime in Springfield is 1 in 12
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Springfield, MO? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Springfield, MO, then there is a 1 in 76 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 15. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 12 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Springfield, MO.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Springfield, MO is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Springfield, MO has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Springfield, MO has decreased by 17%, and the total amount of crime in Springfield, MO has decreased by 15% year to year.

Springfield police department

ItemSpringfieldMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)39712,115558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.73.3
There are a total of 397 Springfield police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.9% less than the Missouri average and 24.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Missouri

StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
Missouri15,122264222
There are a total of 15,122 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 264 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 19% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Walnut Grove, MO640000
Fremont Hills, MO1,00670372442
Battlefield, MO5,92016659675
Clever, MO2,48673620693
Sparta, MO1,940105682787
Willard, MO5,4472759551,230
Nixa, MO20,5201201,1501,270
Springfield, MO165,1381,3167,0198,335

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pembroke Pines, FL164,7531811,9262,107
Elk Grove, CA163,6342371,3511,588
Sioux Falls, SD167,8844372,9323,369
Salem, OR161,9754184,1684,586
Eugene, OR161,6493873,2223,610
Springfield, MO165,1381,3167,0198,335
Source: The Springfield, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.
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