Springfield, IL Arrest Records

Springfield, IL is among the most violent cities in the USA with 11.16 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 437th safest city in Illinois among the 451 cities.
Springfield, IL property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 44.25 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 3,681 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 7.91% compared to 2015.

Springfield Crime Rate

Total arrests in Springfield 2016 decreased by 1.72% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 1,251 to 1,301 while non-violent crime decreased by 3.06% from 5,321 to 5,158.

5 Crimes In Springfield, IL in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 3,681
Burglary 1,250
Aggravated assault 947
Robbery 249
Motor vehicle theft 227

Other Cities in Illinois with the Most Arrests

Among the 451 cities in state the most dangerous is Chicago with 30,126 violent crimes that’s 59.18% of total of 50,906. Sauget has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 28 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Cherry Valley 83.60
Danville 75.04
Lansing 70.52
Oak Brook 70.36
Cairo 67.44

Safest Cities in Illinois

Are you planning a move to Illinois? Here are the safest cities in Illinois with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Springfield is 1 out of 199 up by 0.11% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Channahon and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Pawnee.

City Arrests
Pawnee 1.11
Mount Olive 2.51
Channahon 2.78
Aviston 2.85
Glasford 3.00

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Springfield increased by 4% from 2015 and increased by 1.8% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,278 to 1,301. In 2016 violent crime rate in Springfield was 137.84% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 1.116%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Springfield decreased by 3.06% from 2015 and decreased by 28.12% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 7,176 to 5,158. In 2016 property crime rate in Springfield was 55.68% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.425%.

How Springfield stands up against other cities

Springfield vs. Peoria

You’ll be in more risk in Springfield compared to Peoria that had 16.84% lower crime rate compared to Springfield according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0515 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0869 in Peoria city.
Arson rates of 0.3861 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.5300 in Peoria.

Springfield vs. Elgin

You’ll be in more risk in Springfield compared to Elgin that had 71.21% lower crime rate compared to Springfield according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 8.1244 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.2136 in Elgin city.
Burglary rates of 10.7238 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.9312 in Elgin.

Names with the most arrests in Springfield

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 41.67% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Springfield is 0.67% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 15.18 daily crimes that occur in Springfield.
  • Springfield is more violent than Peoria.
  • In Springfield you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Springfield have decreased by 1.72%.