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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 255%
Property crime 1%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFlint/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,270n/a (estimate)3,4342,0222,489
Murder23n/a24.25.65.0
Rape64n/a67.272.442.6
Robbery78n/a81.953.681.6
Assault1,119n/a1,175.3305.9250.2
Violent crime1,284n/a (estimate)1,349437379
Burglary559n/a587.1286.1340.5
Theft1,220n/a1,281.31,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theft207n/a217.4177.7219.9
Property crime1,986n/a (estimate)2,0861,5852,110

Key findings

  • Flint crime rates are 38% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Flint are 255% higher than the national average
  • In Flint you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Flint is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Flint has decreased by 24%

Flint crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Flint (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Flint on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Michigan and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Flint (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Michigan, are 1.70 times more than the state average and 1.38 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Flint on a daily basis are 3.08 times more than than Michigan average and 3.55 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Flint are 1.32 times more than the daily state average and 1.01 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Flint (higher is better)

      Is Flint safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Michigan as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Flint to other cities in the state and across the country, Flint is 5% safer than other cities of Michigan and 6% safer than other cities in the nation. Flint has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Flint

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Flint is 1 in 75
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Flint is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Flint is 1 in 30
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Flint? In Flint, you have a 1 in 75 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 48. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Flint, MI is 1 in 30.

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

      Determining whether Flint is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Flint violent crime rates have decreased by 26%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Flint has decreased by 24% in the same time frame.

      Flint police department

      ItemFlintMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14010,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.13.3
      There are a total of 140 Flint police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.4% less than the Michigan average and 57.6% less 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
      Otisville, MI1,006000
      Argentine, MI2,53684305390
      Linden, MI3,86877384461
      Goodrich, MI1,822114412526
      Durand, MI3,346157418575
      Ortonville, MI1,734153554707
      New Lothrop, MI5600725725
      Flint, MI98,9181,3492,0863,434

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Greeley, CO98,9753532,3272,680
      Davie, FL98,7172542,5772,832
      San Angelo, TX98,6943533,1393,493
      Vista, CA98,5603461,4071,753
      Roanoke, VA99,3293874,4134,800
      Flint, MI98,9181,3492,0863,434
      Source: The Flint, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.