Springfield, MA
Crime Rates



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Springfield, MA 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

The crime rate in Springfield is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Springfield is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Springfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Springfield has a crime rate that is higher than 99% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Springfield compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Springfield with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Springfield's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 114.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Springfield's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Springfield a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Springfield is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Springfield has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Springfield is one in 302.

Springfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Springfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,357

4,700

6,057

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.77

30.37

39.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Springfield 8.77
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 114

in Springfield

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Springfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 154,758
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 14 78 381 884
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.50 2.46 5.71

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 30.37
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Springfield

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Springfield Property CRIMES

Population: 154,758
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,190 2,997 513
Rate per 1,000 7.69 19.37 3.31

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 183
Massachusetts 24