Springfield, VA 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Springfield has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Springfield is 1 in 79. How does Springfield fare compared to other communities in Virginia of all population sizes? Springfield's crime rate is lower than approximately 39% of Virginia communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Springfield has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Springfield is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Springfield than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1233, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Springfield; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Springfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

49

(100 is safest)


Safer than 49% of U.S. Cities

Springfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

26

378

404

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.81

11.79

12.60

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.81
2.08
National Median: 4
    Springfield
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,233

in Springfield

1 in 481

in Virginia

Springfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 32,053
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
11.79
16.43
National Median: 21
    Springfield
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 85

in Springfield

1 in 61

in Virginia

Springfield Property CRIMES

Population: 32,053
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Springfield Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
51
18
National Median: 28.3
    Springfield
    Virginia