FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2019
Springfield Police Department Releases Quarterly Public Safety Report
Springfield Police Department released its Quarterly Public Safety Report on Wednesday. The issue provides details about SPD's new "Victim Resources" webpage. The “Victim Resources” page is geared toward victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse, their loved ones and anyone looking for more information. The new page is located on the top menu bar of SPD's website, Springfieldmo.gov/SPD. On this page, SPD has provided a comprehensive list and contact information to community resources that can help victims map out their options. There are also detailed descriptions of investigative processes and information on how to file a police report.
The QPSR also features Springfield crime statistics for the fourth quarter of 2018. Between October and December, SPD reported an overall decrease in crime by 10 percent, compared to the same time frame in 2017.
Crimes against persons (violent crime) increased by six percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, while there was a 12 percent decrease in crimes against property.
Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams