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Total crime 145%
Violent crime 428%
Property crime 96%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDetroit/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42,375n/a (estimate)6,3132,1032,580
Murder261n/a38.95.55.0
Rape988n/a147.276.942.6
Robbery2,309n/a344.056.686.2
Assault9,920n/a1,477.8310.3246.8
Violent crime13,478n/a (estimate)2,008449381
Burglary7,440n/a1,108.3316.6376.0
Theft15,003n/a2,235.01,162.31,594.6
Vehicle theft6,454n/a961.5174.6228.9
Property crime28,897n/a (estimate)4,3051,6542,200

Key findings

  • Detroit crime rates are 145% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Detroit are 428% higher than the national average
  • In Detroit you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Detroit is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Detroit has decreased by 4%

Detroit crime map

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Compare Detroit, MI Crime

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      Daily Crime In Detroit (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Detroit, MI per 100,000 people. In Detroit, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 3.00 times more than the Michigan average and 2.45 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Detroit is 4.47 times more than the Michigan average and 5.28 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Detroit has a daily crime rate that is 2.60 times more than the Michigan average and 1.96 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Detroit (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Detroit, Michigan compared to other areas of Michigan, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Detroit safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Detroit is safer than 1% of Michigan cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Michigan, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Detroit. At this time, Detroit sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Detroit

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Detroit is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Detroit is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Detroit is 1 in 16
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Detroit? In Detroit, you have a 1 in 50 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 24. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Detroit, MI is 1 in 16.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Detroit, Michigan (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Detroit has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Detroit has decreased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Detroit has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Detroit police department

      ItemDetroitMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,88310,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.12.13.3
      There are a total of 2,883 Detroit police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 97.2% greater than the Michigan average and 25.4% greater 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
      Bingham Farms, MI1,11263232295
      Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI2,93370259330
      Franklin, MI3,26292276367
      Beverly Hills, MI10,45048545593
      Berkley, MI15,23933566598
      Huntington Woods, MI6,33063553616
      Clawson, MI12,008100577677
      Detroit, MI683,4432,0084,3056,313

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      El Paso, TX678,0583711,5061,877
      Seattle, WA668,8496805,1495,829
      Denver, CO663,3037303,6724,402
      Washington, DC659,0099414,2705,211
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      Detroit, MI683,4432,0084,3056,313
      Source: The Detroit, 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.