SPRINGFIELD – Crime is down in Springfield according to the police departments’ 2018 annual report released today.
Both crimes against people and property decreased compared to 2017.
Crimes against people fell by 40 incidents and crimes against property fell from almost 15,000 in 2017 to nearly 12,000 last year.
There were 2760 reported cases of domestic violence in 2018, a 142 case decline from 2017.
Narcotics seizures were prevalent in 2018. Over 5500 ounces of marijuana, and 513 ounces of meth was seized. Over 938 grams of heroin was also seized.
Homicides increased by two in 2018, rising to 16.
You can read the whole report released by SPD here.