Reported Annual Crime In Detroit

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDetroit/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime44,254n/a (estimate)6,5972,2502,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDetroit/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder267n/a39.85.75.3
Rape697n/a103.970.641.7
Robbery2,639n/a393.465.198.0
Assault10,193n/a1,519.6308.5248.9
Violent crime13,796n/a (estimate)2,057450394
Burglary8,258n/a1,231.1357.8430.4
Theft14,045n/a2,093.81,245.71,694.4
Vehicle theft8,155n/a1,215.7196.5237.4
Property crime30,458n/a (estimate)4,5411,8002,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Detroit, MI is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Detroit, MI. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Detroit, MI averages 193% higher than the rest of Michigan while the rate of crime on a national scale is 139% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Detroit, MI is 357% higher than the average rate of crime in Michigan and 422% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 152% higher than the remainder of the state of Michigan and 92% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Detroit, MI area.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Detroit is 139% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.07 daily crimes that occur in Detroit.
  • Detroit is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Detroit you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Detroit has increased by 13%.

Compare Detroit, MI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Detroit (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Detroit, MI per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Michigan and on a national scale. In Detroit, MI the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.93 times more than the Michigan average and 2.39 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Detroit, MI is 4.57 times more than the Michigan average and 5.22 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Detroit, MI has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.52 times more than the Michigan average and 1.92 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, MI compared to other areas of Michigan, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Detroit, MI safer than 1% when compared to other Michigan cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, MI. At this time, Detroit, MI 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 49
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Detroit is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Detroit is 1 in 16
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Detroit, MI? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Detroit, MI, you have a 1 in 49 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 23. 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, MI is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Detroit, MI has increased by 17%, the amount of property crime in Detroit, MI has increased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Detroit, MI has increased by 13% year to 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
Michigan38,692396222
There are a total of 38,692 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 396 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 78% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bingham Farms, MI1,11263253316
Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI2,93371282353
Huntington Woods, MI6,33063363426
Beverly Hills, MI10,45010657666
Clawson, MI12,008150534684
Berkley, MI15,23946679724
Trenton, MI18,426110710820
Detroit, MI683,4432,0574,5416,597

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
El Paso, TX678,0583791,8192,198
Seattle, WA668,8496335,2595,891
Denver, CO663,3036763,6674,343
Washington, DC659,0099494,1565,105
Boston, MA658,2796692,0892,758
Detroit, MI683,4432,0574,5416,597
Source: The Detroit, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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