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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCass City/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime39n/a (estimate)1,5671,9982,324
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)402461370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0267.2282.7
Property crime29n/a (estimate)1,1651,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Cass City, MI

The Cass City crime rates are 32.6% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 10 violent crimes in Cass City (402 per 100,000 people), which is 8.6% higher than the national average and there were a total of 29 property crimes (1165 per 100,000 residents) which is 40.4% lower than average.

When it comes to violent crimes per 100,000 people, Cass City maintains a rate that is very similar to the national average. With 402 reported violent crimes, it falls in line with the national average of 370. This alignment suggests that Cass City shares a similar crime profile with other cities, highlighting its comparable level of safety within the broader urban landscape.

During the most recently reported crime year, Cass City experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

The United States contends with some of the world's highest vehicle theft rates, with approximately 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a modest fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to have zero reported instances of stolen vehicles. Cass City stands out as one of these cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report, underscoring its commitment to a secure environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Cass City?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Cass City residents. Out of the respondents (5 in total), 100% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Cass City were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 0% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Cass City a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Cass City is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Cass City has a total crime rate that is 33% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.11 daily crimes (0.03 violent daily crimes and 0.08 daily property crimes) in Cass City.

Has Crime in Cass City Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Cass City crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Cass City has increased by 34.5% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 11.1% and property crime has increased by 45%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Cass City

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Cass City crime rates. In Cass City, the poverty rate stands at 12%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Cass City, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 1.65 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

In Cass City, the average rental rates are $565 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Cass City crime map

The Cass City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cass City as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cass City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Cass City crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Cass City crime rates are 33% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Cass City are 9% higher than the national average
      • In Cass City you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Cass City is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Cass City has increased by 22%

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

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cass City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cass City is 1 in 249
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cass City is 1 in 86
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Cass City is 1 in 64

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

        Cass City police department

        Item Cass City Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)410,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.13.3
        There are a total of 4 Cass City police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20% less than the Michigan average and 49.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Michigan

        State Total offenders Michigan /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The Cass City, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.