Detroit, MI Crime Rates & Statistics

Detroit crime information

StatisticDetroit /100KMichigan /100KNational /100K
Violent crime2,072450368
Property crime5,8352,3282,731
Total crime index7,9072,7783,099
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  • The Detroit crime index is 184% higher than the Michigan average and and the Michigan crime index is 10% lower than the National average.
  • The Detroit violent crime rate is 360% higher than the Michigan average and and the Michigan violent crime rate is 22% higher than the National average.
  • The Detroit property crime rate is 150% higher than the Michigan average and and the Michigan property crime rate is 14% lower than the National average.

Detroit police department

ItemDetroitMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,88310,515504,711
Police officers /1000 residents4.12.13.3
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There are a total of 2,883 Detroit police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 97.2% greater than the Michigan average and 24.8% greater than the National average.

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  • Detroit is safer than 1.2% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Detroit is less than 1% of the cities in Michigan.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Detroit is 1 in 13.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Detroit is 1 in 49.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Detroit is 1 in 18.

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Detroit violent crime breakdown

CrimeDetroitDetroit /100KMichigan /100KNational /100K
Murder3164565
Rape618886725
Robbery4,774682102109
Assault8,7961,257275229

Detroit property crime breakdown

CrimeDetroitDetroit /100KMichigan /100KNational /100K
Burglary11,7541,679569610
Theft17,1882,4561,5101,899
Vehichle theft11,8931,699248221

Sex offenders in Michigan

StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
Michigan38,692396222

There are a total of 38,692 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 396 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 78% greater than the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Detroit, MI

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Palmer Woods, Detroit828.3
West Side Industrial, Detroit790.9
University District, Detroit788
Sherwood Forest, Detroit778.6
Detroit Golf, Detroit767.7
Rivertown, Detroit761.5
Indian Village, Detroit763.2
North Rosedale Park, Detroit7510.7
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Brush Park, Detroit741
Downtown, Detroit740.2
Medical Center, Detroit741.7
Rosedale Park, Detroit7410.3
Marina District, Detroit734.3
Green Acres, Detroit739
Art Center, Detroit732.3
Joseph Barry, Detroit733.5
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Cities near Detroit, MI

CityScoreMiles
Royal Oak, MI8612
Berkley, MI8613.8
Pilgrim, MI8527.2
Birmingham, MI8517.1
Pleasant Ridge, MI8510.8
Rochester, MI8524.5
Farmington, MI8419.2
Clawson, MI8414.9
CityScoreMiles
Lathrup Village, MI8414.5
Huntington Woods, MI8412
Lake Angelus, MI8428.9
Grosse Pointe, MI847.8
Sylvan Lake, MI8324.1
Northville, MI8323.4
New Baltimore, MI8328.8
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI839.5
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