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Total crime 143%
Violent crime 48%
Property crime 162%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpringfield/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,352n/a (estimate)5,7112,1592,346
Murder8n/a13.67.06.5
Rape52n/a88.643.238.4
Robbery107n/a182.366.973.9
Assault171n/a291.3191.6279.7
Violent crime338n/a (estimate)576309388
Burglary619n/a1,054.6318.8314.2
Theft2,060n/a3,509.61,359.81,398.0
Vehicle theft335n/a570.7171.7246.0
Property crime3,014n/a (estimate)5,1351,8501,958

Key findings

  • Springfield crime rates are 143% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Springfield are 48% higher than the national average
  • In Springfield you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Springfield is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Springfield has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Springfield (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Springfield, OH per 100,000 people. In Springfield, the total number of daily crimes is 2.64 times more than the Ohio average and 2.43 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Springfield is 1.86 times more than the Ohio average and 1.48 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Springfield has a daily crime rate that is 2.78 times more than the Ohio average and 2.62 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Springfield (higher is better)

      Is Springfield safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Ohio as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Springfield to other cities in the state and across the country, Springfield is 4% safer than other cities of Ohio and 8% safer than other cities in the nation. Springfield has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Springfield

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Springfield is 1 in 174
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Springfield is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Springfield is 1 in 18
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Springfield, Ohio you have a 1 in 174 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Springfield.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Springfield, OH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Springfield has increased by 17%, while the property crime rate in Springfield has increased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Springfield has increased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Springfield police department

      ItemSpringfieldOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14317,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.73.3
      There are a total of 143 Springfield police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.2% less than the Ohio average and 27.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Ohio

      StateTotal offendersOhio /100KNational /100K
      Ohio17,872156266
      There are a total of 17,872 sex offenders in Ohio. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in Ohio per 100,000 residents which is 41% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Holiday Valley, OH1,379104625729
      Enon, OH2,648106636743
      Green Meadows, OH2,514121725846
      South Charleston, OH1,879140837977
      Wilberforce, OH2,295141847988
      St. Paris, OH2,1431478791,026
      Crystal Lakes, OH1,3161629701,132
      Springfield, OH59,7615765,1355,711

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Petaluma, CA59,7574191,2431,663
      Lakeville, MN59,78667839906
      Marietta, GA59,7144912,9373,428
      Gardena, CA59,8984532,2302,682
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,916175740915
      Springfield, OH59,7615765,1355,711
      Source: The Springfield, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.