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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 33%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAnn Arbor/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,886n/a (estimate)1,5631,8392,346
Murder1n/a0.87.66.5
Rape49n/a40.660.938.4
Robbery38n/a31.544.573.9
Assault206n/a170.7365.1279.7
Violent crime294n/a (estimate)244478388
Burglary153n/a126.8233.1314.2
Theft1,358n/a1,125.6943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft81n/a67.1184.5246.0
Property crime1,592n/a (estimate)1,3201,3611,958

Key findings

  • Ann Arbor crime rates are 33% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ann Arbor are 37% lower than the national average
  • In Ann Arbor you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ann Arbor is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ann Arbor has decreased by 21%

Ann Arbor crime map

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The Ann Arbor crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ann Arbor as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Ann Arbor crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Ann Arbor (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Ann Arbor on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Michigan and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Ann Arbor (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Michigan, are 1.18 times less than the state average and 1.50 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Ann Arbor on a daily basis are 1.96 times less than than Michigan average and 1.59 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Ann Arbor are 1.03 times less than the daily state average and 1.48 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Ann Arbor (higher is better)

      Is Ann Arbor safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Michigan as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Ann Arbor to other cities in the state and across the country, Ann Arbor is 41% safer than other cities of Michigan and 50% safer than other cities in the nation. Ann Arbor has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ann Arbor

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ann Arbor is 1 in 411
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ann Arbor is 1 in 76
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ann Arbor is 1 in 64
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Ann Arbor, Michigan? If you reside in Ann Arbor, then there is a 1 in 411 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 76. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 64 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Ann Arbor.

      Year Over Year Crime In Ann Arbor (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Ann Arbor is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Ann Arbor has decreased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Ann Arbor has decreased by 24%. The total crime rate in Ann Arbor has decreased by 21% year to year.

      Ann Arbor police department

      ItemAnn ArborMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14310,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.22.13.3
      There are a total of 143 Ann Arbor police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.9% less than the Michigan average and 61.8% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Michigan

      StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
      Michigan40,460414266
      There are a total of 40,460 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 414 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 56% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Lyon, MI11,672109362471
      Dexter, MI4,319130370499
      Pinckney, MI2,59083455537
      Clinton, MI2,495175394569
      Plymouth, MI8,95676568644
      Northville, MI5,986134554688
      Saline, MI9,082106585691
      Ann Arbor, MI118,0872441,3201,563

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Beaumont, TX117,7291,2263,3084,534
      Berkeley, CA118,5854394,5244,963
      Independence, MO117,2176784,5765,254
      Norman, OK118,9742892,5782,868
      Columbia, MO117,1654422,6643,107
      Ann Arbor, MI118,0872441,3201,563
      Source: The Ann Arbor, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.