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Crime rate in Springfield, Massachusetts (MA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Springfield, MA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Springfield, MA

The 2019 crime rate in Springfield, MA is 390 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.1% U.S. cities. The 2019 Springfield crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 20 - an increase of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Springfield has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Springfield, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Springfield:

390.2
East Longmeadow:

116.8
Longmeadow:

62.5
Chicopee:

294.1
West Springfield:

292.9
Agawam:

155.3
Ludlow:

120.9
Wilbraham:

106.0
Holyoke:

430.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Springfield by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(9.8)
20
(13.2)
14
(9.3)
16
(10.4)
16
(10.4)
20
(13.0)
11
(7.1)
22
(14.3)
13
(8.5)
18
(11.7)
12
(7.8)
14
(9.1)
19
(12.2)
20
(13.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
115
(75.3)
91
(60.2)
117
(77.4)
116
(75.6)
129
(83.6)
31
(20.1)
39
(25.2)
89
(57.9)
94
(61.1)
95
(61.7)
81
(52.6)
73
(47.2)
104
(67.0)
81
(52.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
682
(446.8)
690
(456.7)
567
(374.9)
581
(378.4)
587
(380.4)
532
(345.5)
542
(350.8)
598
(389.4)
583
(379.1)
510
(331.0)
522
(338.7)
380
(245.9)
475
(306.1)
358
(232.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,448
(948.6)
1,267
(838.7)
1,200
(793.4)
1,216
(792.0)
1,358
(880.0)
998
(648.1)
1,014
(656.2)
964
(627.7)
972
(632.1)
1,031
(669.1)
973
(631.4)
884
(571.9)
936
(603.2)
938
(607.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,178
(1,427)
2,027
(1,342)
2,002
(1,324)
2,068
(1,347)
2,660
(1,724)
2,499
(1,623)
2,317
(1,500)
2,360
(1,537)
1,793
(1,166)
1,303
(845.6)
1,486
(964.3)
1,183
(765.4)
910
(586.4)
746
(483.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,963
(3,251)
4,694
(3,107)
4,432
(2,930)
4,615
(3,006)
4,015
(2,602)
4,072
(2,644)
3,947
(2,554)
4,018
(2,616)
3,478
(2,262)
3,261
(2,116)
3,000
(1,947)
2,902
(1,878)
2,752
(1,773)
2,766
(1,793)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,606
(1,052)
1,221
(808.2)
902
(596.4)
835
(543.9)
872
(565.1)
794
(515.6)
760
(491.9)
735
(478.6)
632
(411.0)
604
(392.0)
587
(380.9)
509
(329.3)
427
(275.2)
493
(319.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
75
(49.1)
63
(41.7)
61
(40.3)
50
(32.6)
66
(42.8)
55
(35.7)
68
(44.0)
56
(36.5)
55
(35.8)
32
(20.8)
46
(29.9)
37
(23.9)
20
(12.9)
31
(20.1)
City-Data.com crime index717.8662.3609.1611.2647.7536.0517.4567.8511.0481.0461.4399.1424.6390.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 302 registered sex offenders living in Springfield, Massachusetts as of December 04, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Springfield is 510 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Springfield, MA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Springfield:

498.4
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Springfield:

546.1
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Springfield:

474.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Springfield:

553.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Springfield:

585.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Springfield:

583.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Springfield:

595.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Springfield:

543.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Springfield:

542.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Springfield:

734.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Springfield:

681.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Springfield:

680.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Springfield:

734.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Springfield:

792.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Springfield:

940.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Springfield:

807.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Springfield:

839.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Springfield:

876.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Springfield:

234.2
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Springfield:

247.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Springfield:

296.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Springfield:

347.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Springfield:

333.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Springfield:

408.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Springfield:

509.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Springfield:

501.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Springfield:

534.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Springfield:

559.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Springfield:

501.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Springfield:

500.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Springfield:

544.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Springfield:

605.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Springfield:

603.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Springfield:

574.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Springfield:

674.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Springfield:

732.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 552 (489 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
Massachusetts average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 552 (489 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 516 (448 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 523 (419 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 556 (456 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 518 (435 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 500 (442 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Massachusetts average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 413 (368 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Massachusetts average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 550 (456 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 536 (436 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 539 (450 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 568 (467 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 546 (450 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 541 (445 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 527 (447 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 553 (472 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 529 (464 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Massachusetts average:

2.56

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Springfield, MA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 01103, 01104, 01105, 01107, 01108, 01109, 01118, 01119, 01128, 01129, 01151, 01199.