Reported Annual Crime In Pontiac

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePontiac/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,286n/a (estimate)3,8172,3012,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePontiac/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a11.75.84.9
Rape69n/a115.265.038.6
Robbery123n/a205.478.6101.9
Assault542n/a905.0266.2237.8
Violent crime741n/a (estimate)1,237416373
Burglary556n/a928.4403.5491.4
Theft826n/a1,379.21,323.21,775.4
Vehicle theft163n/a272.2158.9220.2
Property crime1,545n/a (estimate)2,5801,8862,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Pontiac, MI. The total number of reported crimes in Pontiac, MI is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Pontiac, MI crime rate is 66% higher than the Michigan average and is 33% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Pontiac, MI has a violent crime rate that is 198% higher than the Michigan average and 232% higher than the national average. For property crime, Pontiac, MI is 37% higher than the Michigan average and 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pontiac is 33% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.46 daily crimes that occur in Pontiac.
  • Pontiac is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pontiac you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pontiac has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Pontiac (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Pontiac, MI per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Michigan and on a national scale. In Pontiac, MI the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.66 times more than the Michigan average and 1.33 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Pontiac, MI is 2.98 times more than the Michigan average and 3.32 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Pontiac, MI has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.37 times more than the Michigan average and 1.04 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Pontiac (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Pontiac, MI compared to every other city in Michigan as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Pontiac, MI ranks safer than 5% of every city located within Michigan along with 5% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Michigan and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Pontiac, MI. As a result, Pontiac, MI is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pontiac

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pontiac is 1 in 81
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pontiac is 1 in 39
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pontiac is 1 in 27
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Pontiac, MI? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Pontiac, MI, then there is a 1 in 81 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 39. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 27 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Pontiac, MI.

Year Over Year Crime In Pontiac (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Pontiac, MI is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Pontiac, MI has increased by 149% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 36% year over year. Total crimes for Pontiac, MI has decreased by 16% in the same time frame.

Pontiac police department

ItemPontiacMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9510,515556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.13.3

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bingham Farms, MI1,22058265323
Orchard Lake Village, MI2,34365296361
Beverly Hills, MI10,36810515524
Oxford, MI3,4880533533
Wolverine Lake, MI4,3570566566
Pontiac, MI59,6581,2372,5803,817

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Gardena, CA59,6824952,4992,994
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Mansfield, TX59,757911,5261,617
National City, CA59,5435382,3842,923
Cupertino, CA59,7871031,5291,632
Pontiac, MI59,6581,2372,5803,817
Source: The Pontiac, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.