Springfield Police Department News Releases

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Police Department publishes second quarter safety report

police quarterly public safety report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The second quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 17 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June of 2013, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report (pdf).

Of significance is the fact that crimes against persons declined by 10 percent. This is the first quarter to show a decline in violent crimes.

Property crime decreased by 18 percent, largely due to the SPD working with convenience stores to end the issue of people leaving without paying for gas, but burglaries and stolen vehicles also decreased during the quarter.

With the addition of the SPD's Vehicle Theft Unit, clearances of stolen vehicle cases nearly doubled, increasing from 14 to 27 percent.

This report features the variety of volunteer opportunities available with the SPD. From April 2013 to March 2014, volunteers donated 4,270.45 hours to the SPD doing a wide variety of tasks.

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.

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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams

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