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Total crime 130%
Violent crime 462%
Property crime 64%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDetroit/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime35,548n/a (estimate)5,3891,8392,346
Murder328n/a49.77.66.5
Rape676n/a102.560.938.4
Robbery1,848n/a280.244.573.9
Assault11,518n/a1,746.2365.1279.7
Violent crime14,370n/a (estimate)2,179478388
Burglary4,361n/a661.1233.1314.2
Theft11,239n/a1,703.9943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft5,578n/a845.6184.5246.0
Property crime21,178n/a (estimate)3,2111,3611,958

Key findings

  • Detroit crime rates are 130% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Detroit are 462% higher than the national average
  • In Detroit you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Detroit is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Detroit has decreased by 14%

Detroit crime map

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

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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 2.93 times more than the Michigan average and 2.30 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Detroit is 4.56 times more than the Michigan average and 5.62 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Detroit has a daily crime rate that is 2.36 times more than the Michigan average and 1.64 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 3% 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 46
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Detroit is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Detroit is 1 in 19
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Detroit? In Detroit, you have a 1 in 46 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 32. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Detroit, MI is 1 in 19.

      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 increased by 11%, the amount of property crime in Detroit has decreased by 25%, and the total amount of crime in Detroit has decreased by 14% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bingham Farms, MI1,11267191258
      Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI2,93375213288
      Huntington Woods, MI6,3300303303
      Lathrup Village, MI4,12773318391
      Berkley, MI15,23952357409
      Beverly Hills, MI10,45077376454
      Pleasant Ridge, MI2,5620454454
      Detroit, MI683,4432,1793,2115,389

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      El Paso, TX678,0583161,2411,558
      Seattle, WA668,8496264,8735,499
      Denver, CO663,3038584,6495,507
      Washington, DC659,0099583,4314,389
      Boston, MA658,2796241,8662,491
      Detroit, MI683,4432,1793,2115,389
      Source: The Detroit, 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.