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Rapes, robberies rose in Springfield in 2012 over 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2012 shows an overall rise in reported crime in Springfield of 2.39, compared to 2011. The report also shows a 28.25-percent drop in theft from vehicles, helping fuel a negligible overall increase of .60 percent for all property crimes. There was a 22.21-percent increase in crimes against persons in 2012.
edited news release from Springfield Police Department
January 25, 2013