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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 85%
Property crime 83%
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 peopleBerkley/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime63n/a (estimate)4072,0222,489
Murder0n/a0.05.65.0
Rape3n/a19.472.442.6
Robbery1n/a6.553.681.6
Assault5n/a32.3305.9250.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)58437379
Burglary6n/a38.8286.1340.5
Theft48n/a310.01,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0177.7219.9
Property crime54n/a (estimate)3491,5852,110

Key findings

  • Berkley crime rates are 84% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Berkley are 85% lower than the national average
  • In Berkley you have a 1 in 246 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Berkley is safer than 89% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Berkley has decreased by 32%

Berkley crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Berkley (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Berkley 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 Berkley (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Michigan, are 4.97 times less than the state average and 6.12 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Berkley on a daily basis are 7.52 times less than than Michigan average and 6.53 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Berkley are 4.54 times less than the daily state average and 6.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Berkley (higher is better)

      How safe is Berkley, Michigan compared to other cities in Michigan and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Berkley is safer than 85% of the cities in Michigan and 89% 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 Berkley. Overall, Berkley is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Berkley

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Berkley is 1 in 1721
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Berkley is 1 in 287
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Berkley is 1 in 246
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Berkley, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1721. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 287 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Berkley is 1 in 246.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Berkley, MI is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Berkley has increased by 76%, while the property crime rate in Berkley has decreased by 38% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Berkley has decreased by 32% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Berkley police department

      ItemBerkleyMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3410,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.13.3
      There are a total of 34 Berkley police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.1% greater than the Michigan average and 30.6% 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
      Lake Angelus, MI260000
      Bingham Farms, MI1,11261222284
      Orchard Lake Village, MI2,51769249317
      Huntington Woods, MI6,3300364364
      Rochester, MI12,96945380424
      Clawson, MI12,00859435494
      Pleasant Ridge, MI2,5620609609
      Berkley, MI15,23958349407

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Prosper, TX15,23656879935
      Glasgow, DE15,2303621,9272,289
      Hernando, MS15,2271201,0251,145
      Pataskala, OH15,2252491,7491,999
      Henderson, NC15,2581,6265,5637,189
      Berkley, MI15,23958349407
      Source: The Berkley, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.