Reported Annual Crime In East Lansing

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Lansing/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime863n/a (estimate)1,7642,2502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Lansing/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.75.3
Rape22n/a45.070.641.7
Robbery16n/a32.765.198.0
Assault44n/a89.9308.5248.9
Violent crime82n/a (estimate)168450383
Burglary106n/a216.7357.8430.4
Theft538n/a1,099.81,245.71,694.4
Vehicle theft137n/a280.0196.5237.4
Property crime781n/a (estimate)1,5961,8002,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in East Lansing, MI. All reported East Lansing, MI crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the East Lansing, MI overall crime rate is 22% lower than in comparison to the Michigan average; and is also 36% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in East Lansing, MI, the rate is 63% lower than compared to the Michigan average, and 56% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, East Lansing, MI comes in at 11% lower than to the average seen in Michigan, and 32% lower than the overall national average.

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The East Lansing crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in East Lansing as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The East Lansing crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in East Lansing is 36% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.83 daily crimes that occur in East Lansing.
  • East Lansing is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States.
  • In East Lansing you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in East Lansing has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In East Lansing (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in East Lansing, MI per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Michigan as well as national figures. In East Lansing, MI the total number of daily crimes is 1.28 times less than the Michigan average and 1.56 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in East Lansing, MI are 2.68 times less than the Michigan average and 2.28 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, East Lansing, MI has a daily crime rate that is 1.13 times less than the Michigan average and 1.48 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is East Lansing (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in East Lansing, MI in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Michigan as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in East Lansing, MI to other cities in the state and across the country, East Lansing, MI is 50% safer than other cities of Michigan and 55% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Michigan cities and all around the United States, East Lansing, MI has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing East Lansing, MI crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in East Lansing

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in East Lansing is 1 in 597
The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Lansing is 1 in 63
The chance of being a victim of crime in East Lansing is 1 in 57
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in East Lansing, MI? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In East Lansing, MI your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 597. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 63 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in East Lansing, MI is 1 in 57.

Year Over Year Crime In East Lansing (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether East Lansing, MI is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in East Lansing, MI has decreased by 13%, while the property crime rate in East Lansing, MI has increased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in East Lansing, MI has increased by 4% year over year.

East Lansing police department

ItemEast LansingMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7210,515558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
There are a total of 72 East Lansing police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.5% less than the Michigan average and 54.5% less 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
Potterville, MI2,62176304380
DeWitt, MI4,65742400442
Wacousta, MI1,42598393491
Dimondale, MI1,134137549687
Williamston, MI3,85926668694
Laingsburg, MI1,2160779779
Bath, MI2,133158633791
East Lansing, MI48,3951681,5961,764

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Newark, OH48,4773753,0473,422
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East Lansing, MI48,3951681,5961,764
Source: The East Lansing, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.