Sexual Assault

The number and rate of sexual assaults in Springfield

Number of Sexual Assaults

Sexual Assault Rate

Number of Sexual Assaults

wdt_ID Year Springfield Ohio United States
2 2010 37 3,730 85,593
3 2011 32 3,679 84,175
4 2012 38 3,813 85,141
5 2013 46 4,391 113,695
6 2014 50 5,042 116,645
7 2015 31 5,441 126,134
8 2016 34 5,589 132,414
9 2017 25 5,859 135,755

Sexual Assault Rate

wdt_ID Year Springfield Ohio United States
2 2010 61.0 32.3 27.7
3 2011 52.8 31.9 27.0
4 2012 63.0 33.0 27.1
5 2013 76.7 37.9 35.9
6 2014 84.9 43.5 36.6
7 2015 51.8 46.9 39.3
8 2016 57.1 48.1 40.9
9 2017 42.5 50.3 41.7

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

  • Sexual Assaults in Springfield has decreased from 61.9 to 42.5 per 100,000 residents. In number, there were 12 fewer sexual assaults committed in 2017 than in 2010.
  • Sexual assault rates have increased 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 sexual assault in 2011 was 52.8 while the Springfield population in 2011 was 60608; this means that there were actually 32 sexual assaults 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.

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