Springfield, MO Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Springfield and Missouri

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Springfield experienced 2262 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 1,506 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 497.4 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Missouri, the most common property crime was larceny with 9,799 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Springfield:

Disclaimer: The city of Springfield resides in these counties: Christian County, Greene County.


Springfield Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (43rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (9th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (26th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (20th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (29th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (13th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (45th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 144th
  • Violent Crimes: 59th (151st per 100k)
  • Murder: 68th (357th per 100k)
  • Rape: 36th (132nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 55th (220th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 82nd (225th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 57th (146th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 82nd (461st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 54th (175th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 64th (131st per 100k)
  • Arson: 62nd (481st per 100k)

In Christian County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 166,810
  • Households: 71,268
  • Median Income: $33,557
  • Land Area: 82.301 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.591 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Springfield, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 16 10
Rape 265 298
Agg. Assault 1290 1506
Robbery 390 448
Burglary 1814 1956
Vehicle Thefts 1315 1252
Arson 49 59

Violent Crimes in Springfield, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 10
Rape 298
Aggravated Assault 1506
Robbery 448

Property Crimes in Springfield, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1956
Larceny 9799
Motor Vehicle Theft 1252
Arson 59

Robbery in Springfield, MO

Year Robbery
2006 252
2007 294
2008 289
2009 299
2010 310
2011 286
2012 353
2013 395
2014 390
2015 448

Burglary in Springfield, MO

Year Burglary
2006 1972
2007 2140
2008 2128
2009 2314
2010 2188
2011 2053
2012 2215
2013 2313
2014 1814
2015 1956

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 26856 30261
Murder 403 502
Rape 4085 4407
Agg. Assault 18482 20830
Robbery 5592 6376
Property Crimes 176237 173642
Burglary 35258 34006
Larceny 124622 122637
Vehicle Thefts 16357 16999
Arson 0 0

Robbery in the state of Missouri

Year Robbery
2006 7587
2007 7165
2008 7390
2009 7452
2010 6132
2011 6269
2012 5782
2013 5484
2014 5592
2015 6376

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