Grand Rapids, MI Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Grand Rapids

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGrand Rapids/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,514n/a (estimate)3,9302,7783,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGrand Rapids/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder17n/a965
Rape82n/a436725
Robbery471n/a246102109
Assault756n/a395275229
Violent crime1,326n/a (estimate)693450368
Burglary1,621n/a848569610
Theft4,315n/a2,2571,5101,899
Vehicle theft252n/a132248221
Property crime6,188n/a (estimate)3,2362,3282,731

When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Grand Rapids, MI. All reported Grand Rapids, MI crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Grand Rapids, MI overall crime rate is 41% higher than in comparison to the Michigan average; and is also 26% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Grand Rapids, MI, the rate is 54% higher than compared to the Michigan average, and 88% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Grand Rapids, MI comes in at 39% higher than to the average seen in Michigan, and 18% higher than the overall national average.

The overall crime rate in Grand Rapids is 26% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 10.77 daily crimes that occur in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
In Grand Rapids you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Grand Rapids has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Grand Rapids (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Grand Rapids, MI per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Michigan and on a national scale. In Grand Rapids, MI the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.41 times more than than the Michigan average and 1.27 times more than than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Grand Rapids, MI is 1.54 times more than than the Michigan average and 1.88 times more than than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Grand Rapids, MI has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.39 times more than than the Michigan average and 1.19 times more than than the overall daily national average.

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How Safe is Grand Rapids (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Grand Rapids, MI area in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Grand Rapids, MI being safer than 8% of cities in Michigan and 11% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Michigan cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Grand Rapids, MI. In conclusion, Grand Rapids, MI now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Grand Rapids

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Grand Rapids is 1 in 145
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Grand Rapids is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Grand Rapids is 1 in 26

Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Grand Rapids, MI? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Grand Rapids, MI, you have a 1 in 145 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 31. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Grand Rapids, MI is 1 in 26.

Year Over Year Crime In Grand Rapids (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Grand Rapids, MI is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Grand Rapids, MI has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 10% in Grand Rapids, MI, while property crimes in Grand Rapids, MI have decreased by 7%. Crimes in total for Grand Rapids, MI have decreased by 7% year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Caledonia, MI1,46174622696
Forest Hills, MI26,2381231,0361,158
East Grand Rapids, MI10,797271,2431,270
Byron Center, MI5,6821621,3711,533
Rockford, MI5,7101191,4931,612
Grand Rapids, MI189,3406933,2363,930

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sunrise Manor, NV190,9317794,9035,682
Amarillo, TX191,1186544,1484,802
Columbus, GA191,2785086,2016,709
Huntington Beach, CA191,4031852,5192,704
Salt Lake City, UT186,7407757,0767,851
Grand Rapids, MI189,3406933,2363,930

Grand Rapids police department

ItemGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)36610,515504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.13.3

There are a total of 366 Grand Rapids police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.8% less than the Michigan average and 41% less than the National average.

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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.