Top News

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

QPSR4thQtr2016-1.jpg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report


During the fourth quarter of 2016, SPD reported  an overall increase in crime by 18 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from October through December 2015, and  is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report.


Crimes against persons (violent crime) actually decreased by 7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, due to fewer reported rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults – however, this was offset by the fact that property crime increased by about 22 percent. While reported burglaries and larcenies increased, the most notable statistic among crimes against property is vehicle theft, which doubled during the fourth quarter of 2016. Vehicle  theft reports include thefts of not just cars and trucks, but scooters, motorcycles, ATVs and golf carts as well.


This report also features information about the Springfield Police Department’s commitment to improving police response to those affected by mental illness. The department recently joined the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s One Mind Campaign.


The SPD began publishing the Quarterly Public Safety Report in October 2013 to increase awareness about public safety issues in the community. In addition to providing crime statistics, the report provides information on innovative programs and highlights of crime prevention strategies.


# # #

View the report. 

View all Quarterly Public Safety Reports.


Media Contact: Lt. Grant Dorrell

417-864-1422
GDorrell@springfieldmo.gov
Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Top News

CouncilSummary.jpg

Feb. 21 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: February 21, 2017
UCR2016-1.jpg

SPD releases 2016 Uniform Crime Report

Posted on: January 24, 2017
right-turn.jpg

Thankful for a City of Action

Posted on: December 30, 2016