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Crime Report for Springfield,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Springfield, is 0.5 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Springfield Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Springfield, has a violent crime rate of 689 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 682 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Springfield 689
MO 682
National 676

Springfield, is in the 88% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 86% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 88% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Springfield, or said another way, 12% of cities in have crime rates higher than Springfield.


  Review crime rate data for Springfield,

Crime Springfield MO Nation
Violent Crime Total 688.6 682.0 676
Murder / NNH 5.8 10.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 61.3 34.2 31.1
Robbery Rate 186.3 189.8 197.4
Aggravated Assault 435.2 433.9 315
Property Crime Total 9357.5 4790.0 3726.9
Burglary 1372.0 962.2 812.3
Larceny Theft 7322.1 3344.8 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 663.4 483.0 382.3
Arson 60.0 33.6 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Springfield, has a property crime rate of 9357.5 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4790.0 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Springfield 9357.5
MO 4790.0
National 3727



Springfield Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 99
National Percentile Rank - 98