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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleClawson/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime68n/a (estimate)6071,9982,324
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)196461370
Vehicle theft5n/a44.6267.2282.7
Property crime46n/a (estimate)4111,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Clawson, MI

The Clawson crime rates are 73.9% 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 22 violent crimes in Clawson (196 per 100,000 people), which is 46.9% lower than the national average and there were a total of 46 property crimes (411 per 100,000 residents) which is 79% lower than average.

With a crime rate of 607, significantly below the national average of 2324, Clawson stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Clawson reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Clawson has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 411 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Clawson remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

Is Clawson a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Clawson a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Clawson crime rate is 74% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.19 crimes per day - 0.06 violent crimes and 0.13 property crimes.

Has Crime in Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson has increased by 36% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 83.3% and property crime has increased by 21.1%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Clawson

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Clawson crime rates. For instance, in Clawson, the population density stands at 5414 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Clawson, 92.7% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Clawson are $931, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Clawson crime map

The Clawson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Clawson 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 Clawson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Clawson 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

  • Clawson crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Clawson are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Clawson you have a 1 in 165 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Clawson is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Clawson has increased by 42%

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        Daily Crime In Clawson (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Clawson for every 100,000 residents. The Clawson total amount of daily crime is 3.29 times less than the Michigan average and 3.83 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Clawson, is 2.35 times less than the Michigan average, and it is 1.88 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Clawson has a daily crime average that is 3.74 times less than the Michigan average and 4.76 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Clawson (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Clawson to every other city in Michigan, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Clawson safe? The gauges above illustrate that Clawson is safer than 64% of every city located within Michigan along with 66% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Michigan and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Clawson, MI is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clawson

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clawson is 1 in 510
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clawson is 1 in 244
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Clawson is 1 in 165
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Clawson? If you reside in Clawson, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 510. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 244 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Clawson, is 1 in 165.

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

        A good indicator of whether Clawson 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 Clawson has increased by 92%, while the property crime rate in Clawson has increased by 27% year over year. The number of total crimes in Clawson has increased by 42% year over year.

        Clawson police department

        Item Clawson Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1810,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
        There are a total of 18 Clawson police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.9% less than the Michigan average and 53.5% 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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Bingham Farms, MI1,53965216280
        Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI2,79172241313
        Orchard Lake Village, MI2,48972241313
        Rochester, MI13,20331443474
        Berkley, MI15,35227533560
        Huntington Woods, MI6,30316557573
        Pleasant Ridge, MI2,58939580619
        Clawson, MI11,909196411607

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        Source: The Clawson, 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.