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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 66%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)928 (estimate)2,0222,489
Murdern/an/an/a5.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a72.442.6
Robberyn/an/an/a53.681.6
Assaultn/an/an/a305.9250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)201 (estimate)437379
Burglaryn/an/an/a286.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a177.7219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)728 (estimate)1,5852,110

Key findings

  • Athens crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athens are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 108 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athens is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athens has decreased by 4%

Athens crime map

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      Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 499
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 138
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 108

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

      Athens police department

      ItemAthensMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a10,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.13.3

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Colon, MI1,161173518690
      Centreville, MI1,522195709904
      Mendon, MI904117820937
      Union City, MI1,634215781996
      Galesburg, MI2,0532428791,122
      Marshall, MI7,0461431,1581,301
      Climax, MI7924701,7032,172
      Athens, MI1,141201728928

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hyde, PA1,141163745908
      Washington, KS1,1411981,1151,313
      Mamers, NC1,1401821,1561,338
      Champlain, NY1,140187716903
      South Pekin, IL1,1403681,9302,298
      Athens, MI1,141201728928
      Source: The Athens, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.