- Our story is answering the question: Is downtown Springfield dangerous?
- “There was one time where one person got stabbed and the other person got completely gutted,” Aaron Hill, a Black Sheep bartender, said.
- Downtown Springfield is in the center of the city, and everyone goes downtown every once in a while.
- Downtown Springfield received roughly 100-200 violent crimes in the downtown area.
Is Downtown Dangerous?
This data comes from the Springfield Police Department.
It shows that downtown Springfield sees its fair share of violent crimes between Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016.
The City of Springfield lists UCR Part 1 Incidents as: murder, non-negligent homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, vehicle theft, larceny-theft, and arson.