Violent Crimes

The number and rate of violent crime in Springfield

Number of Violent Crimes

Violent Crime Rate

Number of violent Crimes

wdt_ID Year Springfield Clark County Ohio United States
2 2010 480 510 36,306 1,251,248
3 2011 390 406 35,218 1,206,031
4 2012 373 403 34,827 1,217,057
5 2013 427 476 33,722 1,168,298
6 2014 442 499 33,130 1,153,022
7 2015 355 399 34,373 1,199,310
8 2016 411 460 35,759 1,285,606
9 2017 370 393 34,683 1,283,220

Violent Crime Rate

wdt_ID Year Springfield Clark County Ohio United States
2 2010 792.0 294.6 314.7 404.5
3 2011 643.0 293.8 305.2 387.1
4 2012 618.3 348.4 301.5 387.8
5 2013 711.5 366.1 291.4 369.1
6 2014 750.5 293.9 285.7 361.6
7 2015 593.6 341.5 296.2 373.7
8 2016 690.7 291.9 307.7 397.5
9 2017 628.8 294.6 297.5 394.0

These data measure the total number and rate of violent crimes reported to the Springfield city police office, compared to the Clark County sheriff’s office, Ohio and the United States.

Violent crime in Springfield has decreased from 1288.3 to 628.8 per 100,000 residents. In number, there were 110 less violent crimes in Springfield in 2017 than in 2010.

Violent crime rates have stayed about the same in Clark County, Ohio, and the United States.

All data comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This information comes from the Crime Data Explorer for Springfield and Clark County.

Crime rates are typically calculated by number of total incidents per 100,000 people. Because the city of Springfield has a population of less than 100,000, these rates are actually higher than the real number of incidents. For instance, the rate rate of Springfield violent crime in 2017 was 628.8, while the Springfield population in 2017 was 59206; this means that there were actually about 372 violent crimes in Springfield that year.

Data for Clark County are the total number and rate of crimes among all Clark County police departments; these are Springfield City, Clark County Sheriff’s office, Donnelsville, Enon, South Charleston, Tremont, South Vienna, and German Township. Data for the Clark County park district were not available. Numbers were collected from the Crime Data Explorer for Springfield and Clark County, while population estimate used to calculate rates came from the U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates for County Population by Characteristics.

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