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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 13%
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 peopleGrand Rapids/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,143n/a (estimate)2,5662,1032,580
Murder5n/a2.55.55.0
Rape141n/a70.376.942.6
Robbery319n/a159.256.686.2
Assault848n/a423.1310.3246.8
Violent crime1,313n/a (estimate)655449381
Burglary679n/a338.8316.6376.0
Theft2,881n/a1,437.41,162.31,594.6
Vehicle theft270n/a134.7174.6228.9
Property crime3,830n/a (estimate)1,9111,6542,200

Key findings

  • Grand Rapids crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Grand Rapids are 72% higher than the national average
  • In Grand Rapids you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Grand Rapids is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Grand Rapids has decreased by 11%

Grand Rapids crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Grand Rapids (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Grand Rapids, MI per 100,000 people. In Grand Rapids, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.22 times more than the Michigan average and 1.01 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Grand Rapids is 1.46 times more than the Michigan average and 1.72 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Grand Rapids has a daily crime rate that is 1.16 times more than the Michigan average and 1.15 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Grand Rapids (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Grand Rapids in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Grand Rapids safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Grand Rapids being safer than 12% of cities in Michigan and 14% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Michigan cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Grand Rapids. In conclusion, Grand Rapids ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Grand Rapids

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Grand Rapids is 1 in 153
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Grand Rapids is 1 in 53
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Grand Rapids is 1 in 39
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Grand Rapids? In Grand Rapids, you have a 1 in 153 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 53. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Grand Rapids, MI is 1 in 39.

      Year Over Year Crime In Grand Rapids (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Grand Rapids is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Grand Rapids has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 3% in Grand Rapids, while property crimes in Grand Rapids have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Grand Rapids police department

      ItemGrand RapidsMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)36610,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.13.3
      There are a total of 366 Grand Rapids police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.8% less than the Michigan average and 40.7% 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
      Caledonia, MI1,871122449571
      Forest Hills, MI27,667194715909
      Byron Center, MI6,840204751955
      Rockford, MI6,0441109301,040
      East Grand Rapids, MI11,297501,0261,077
      Coopersville, MI4,3293371,2411,578
      Sparta, MI4,2802511,3931,644
      Grand Rapids, MI193,8876551,9112,566

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mobile, AL193,7176574,9275,584
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,8739984,4975,495
      Salt Lake City, UT191,4467306,1776,907
      Augusta, GA196,7845654,4445,009
      Spring Valley, NV190,6617463,3624,108
      Grand Rapids, MI193,8876551,9112,566
      Source: The Grand Rapids, 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.