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Michigan Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Michigan. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Michigan compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Michigan, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,829,223 total crimes reported in Michigan (539,508 of them violent). Of the 382,922 crimes that take place per year in Michigan, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Michigan 44 times per hour. This includes 6,521 murders, 50,982 rapes, and just about three million thefts (including 496,777 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Michigan for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Michigan has been reduced by 24%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 13%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Michigan. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred and forty thousand for Michigan in 2009.

Crime Trends in Michigan (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Michigan (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Michigan law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Michigan conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.