Springfield, IL Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
5,969
Total Crimes
5,218.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
110.68%
Above National Average
554 out of 572
In Illinois
9,322 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Springfield, IL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Springfield is 5,218.0 per 100,000 people. That's 110.68% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 131.56% higher than the Illinois total crime rate of 2,253.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Springfield SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Springfield Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Springfield
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 5,969 5,218.0 2,253.4 2,476.7
Murder 9 7.9 6.6 5.0
Robbery 208 181.8 98.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 564 493.0 254.0 250.2
Violent Crime 889 777.1 406.9 366.7
Burglary 1,039 908.3 271.7 340.5
Larceny 3,776 3,300.9 1,426.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 265 231.7 148.2 219.9
Property Crime 5,080 4,440.8 1,846.5 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Springfield

889.0
Violent Crimes
777.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
111.93%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 128.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Springfield each year. That compares to a 1 in 245.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Springfield is 777.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 111.93% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 90.99% higher than the Illinois violent crime rate of 406.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Springfield

5,080.0
Property Crimes
4,440.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
110.48%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 22.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Springfield each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Springfield is 4,440.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 110.48% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 140.50% higher than the Illinois property crime rate of 1,846.5 per 100,000 people.

Springfield Crime Compared To Illinois Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Illinois.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Springfield

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Jacksonville, IL 18,667 645 3,455.3 3,042.8 412.5
Lincoln, IL 13,584 284 2,090.7 1,766.8 323.9
Chatham, IL 12,809 96 749.5 702.6 46.8
Middletown, KY 7,957 145 1,822.3 1,746.9 75.4
Clinton, IL 6,869 205 2,984.4 2,809.7 174.7
Mount Zion, IL 5,799 71 1,224.3 1,034.7 189.7
Carlinville, IL 5,498 218 3,965.1 3,546.7 418.3
Beardstown, IL 5,425 301 5,548.4 4,718.9 829.5
Sherman, IL 4,753 31 652.2 568.1 84.2
Rochester, IL 3,714 27 727.0 619.3 107.7
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