Springfield, MA
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With a crime rate of 45 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 22. Within Massachusetts, 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.

Importantly, when you compare Springfield to other communities of similar population, then Springfield crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Springfield does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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 93.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Springfield's rate for property crime is 34 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 29.

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 256.

Springfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Springfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,662

5,289

6,951

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.77

34.27

45.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Springfield 10.77
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 93

in Springfield

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Springfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 154,341
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 18 99 510 1,035
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.64 3.30 6.71

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Springfield 34.27
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Springfield

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Springfield Property CRIMES

Population: 154,341
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,310 3,375 604
Rate per 1,000 8.49 21.87 3.91

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Springfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Springfield 210
Massachusetts 27