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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 30%
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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 peopleBuchanan/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime120n/a (estimate)2,8291,8392,346
Murder0n/a0.07.66.5
Rape4n/a94.360.938.4
Robbery0n/a0.044.573.9
Assault8n/a188.6365.1279.7
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)283478388
Burglary15n/a353.6233.1314.2
Theft86n/a2,027.3943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft7n/a165.0184.5246.0
Property crime108n/a (estimate)2,5461,3611,958

Key findings

  • Buchanan crime rates are 21% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Buchanan are 27% lower than the national average
  • In Buchanan you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Buchanan is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Buchanan has decreased by 6%

Buchanan crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Buchanan (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Buchanan for every 100,000 residents. The Buchanan total amount of daily crime is 1.54 times more than the Michigan average and 1.21 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Buchanan, is 1.69 times less than the Michigan average, and it is 1.37 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Buchanan has a daily crime average that is 1.87 times more than the Michigan average and 1.30 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Buchanan (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Michigan and all other cities across the US, is Buchanan safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Buchanan is safer than 25% of other cities in the state of Michigan. In addition, Buchanan is safer than 32% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Michigan and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Buchanan. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Buchanan is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Buchanan

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Buchanan is 1 in 354
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buchanan is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Buchanan is 1 in 36
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Buchanan, Michigan? If you reside in Buchanan, then there is a 1 in 354 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 40. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 36 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Buchanan.

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

      Determining whether Buchanan is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Buchanan violent crime rates have decreased by 42%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Buchanan has decreased by 6% in the same time frame.

      Buchanan police department

      ItemBuchananMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)910,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.13.3
      There are a total of 9 Buchanan police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.5% less than the Michigan average and 38% 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
      Galien, MI448000
      Shorewood-Tower Hills-Harbert, MI1,43667191258
      Eau Claire, MI6120337337
      Stevensville, MI1,235157448605
      Berrien Springs, MI1,370195557752
      Bridgman, MI2,220136726862
      Edwardsburg, MI1,269230654883
      Buchanan, MI4,3882832,5462,829

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Reidland, KY4,3881459961,141
      Santa Teresa, NM4,3885782,1112,689
      Lake Wisconsin, WI4,38884386470
      Edgewood, OH4,3892621,5711,833
      Rogersville, TN4,3892984,3044,602
      Buchanan, MI4,3882832,5462,829
      Source: The Buchanan, 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.