Springfield, IL
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Springfield, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Springfield has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within Illinois, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Springfield. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Springfield to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 114,868, Springfield has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Springfield does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Springfield.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Springfield does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Springfield.

For Springfield, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Springfield is one in 92.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Springfield experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Springfield is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Springfield, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 48 per one thousand population.

Springfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Springfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,243

5,563

6,806

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.82

48.43

59.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Springfield 10.82
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 92

in Springfield

1 in 228

in Illinois

Springfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 114,868
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 13 96 253 881
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.84 2.20 7.67

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Springfield 48.43
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Springfield

1 in 50

in Illinois

Springfield Property CRIMES

Population: 114,868
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,224 4,022 317
Rate per 1,000 10.66 35.01 2.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Springfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Springfield 103
Illinois 34