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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 118%
Property crime 5%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBay City/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime925n/a (estimate)2,8212,0222,489
Murder2n/a6.15.65.0
Rape35n/a106.772.442.6
Robbery20n/a61.053.681.6
Assault214n/a652.6305.9250.2
Violent crime271n/a (estimate)826437379
Burglary135n/a411.7286.1340.5
Theft476n/a1,451.51,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theft43n/a131.1177.7219.9
Property crime654n/a (estimate)1,9941,5852,110

Key findings

  • Bay City crime rates are 13% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bay City are 118% higher than the national average
  • In Bay City you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bay City is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bay City has decreased by 3%

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The Bay City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bay City 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 Bay City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bay City (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Bay City for every 100,000 residents. The Bay City total amount of daily crime is 1.39 times more than the Michigan average and 1.13 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Bay City, is 1.89 times more than the Michigan average, and it is 2.18 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Bay City has a daily crime average that is 1.26 times more than the Michigan average and 1.06 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Bay City (higher is better)

      How safe is Bay City, Michigan compared to other cities in Michigan and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Bay City is safer than 8% of the cities in Michigan and 9% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Michigan and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Bay City. Overall, Bay City is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bay City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bay City is 1 in 122
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bay City is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bay City is 1 in 36
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bay City? In Bay City, you have a 1 in 122 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 51. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bay City, MI is 1 in 36.

      Year Over Year Crime In Bay City (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Bay City is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Bay City has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Bay City has decreased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Bay City has decreased by 3% year over year.

      Bay City police department

      ItemBay CityMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5610,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.13.3
      There are a total of 56 Bay City police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22% less than the Michigan average and 50.4% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Zilwaukee, MI1,8990394394
      Essexville, MI3,4180637637
      Reese, MI1,544147587733
      Auburn, MI1,935164595759
      Freeland, MI7,1413191,1561,474
      Shields, MI6,0883711,3441,715
      Buena Vista, MI6,4625682,0622,630
      Bay City, MI34,1108261,9942,821

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Dimas, CA34,1092292,4462,675
      Seaside, CA34,1202291,2901,519
      Redan, GA34,1004863,3903,876
      Hinesville, GA34,1274433,6224,065
      Dakota Ridge, CO34,1333682,5052,874
      Bay City, MI34,1108261,9942,821
      Source: The Bay City, 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.