Murder

The number and rate of murders in Springfield

Number of Murders

Murder Rate

Number of Murders

wdt_ID Year Springfield Ohio United States
2 2010 4 479 14,722
3 2011 3 500 14,661
4 2012 5 478 14,866
5 2013 6 478 14,319
6 2014 7 464 14,249
7 2015 12 500 15,696
8 2016 5 654 17,250
9 2017 9 710 17,284

Murder Rate

wdt_ID Year Springfield Ohio United States
2 2010 6.6 4.2 4.8
3 2011 4.9 4.3 4.7
4 2012 8.3 4.1 4.7
5 2013 10.0 4.1 4.5
6 2014 11.9 4.0 4.5
7 2015 20.1 4.3 4.9
8 2016 8.4 5.6 5.3
9 2017 15.3 6.1 5.3

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

  • Murder in Springfield has decreased from 6.6 to 15.2 per 100,000 residents. In number, there were 5 more murders committed in 2017 than in 2010.
  • Murder rates have stayed about the same in 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 of Springfield murder in 2011 was 4.9 while the Springfield population in 2011 was 60608; this means that there were actually 3 murders in Springfield that year.

Crime rates from 2015-2017 were calculated manually as the rate did not match the known formula of the previous years. As such, these rates may not match official reports but can be found with the same method as previous years.

This post was last updated on 15 July 2019.

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