Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

Annual Report from Springfield Police Shows Gun Violence on the Rise

The Springfield Police Department has released their annual report for 2022, and it shows that gun related incidents are rising in the city.

In a release from the department, the number of shots fired calls in Springfield rose from 2021, as did the number of illegal guns that were seized by officers.

The number of individuals injured by gunfire was also hire last year compared to 2021.

Officials with SPD say gun violence is its top priority.

The report shows that other crimes, such as violent crime and property crimes, saw a decrease in 2022.

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