Reported Annual Crime In Houghton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHoughton/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime112n/a (estimate)1,3972,3692,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHoughton/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.05.3
Rape5n/a62.371.840.4
Robbery0n/a0.071.7102.8
Assault0n/a0.0309.5248.5
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)62459386
Burglary2n/a24.9398.5468.9
Theft104n/a1,296.81,308.11,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a12.5203.2236.9
Property crime107n/a (estimate)1,3341,9102,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Houghton, MI. These figures on reported criminal activity in Houghton, MI, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Houghton, MI is 41% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Michigan, and when compared with the national average, is 51% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Houghton, MI has 86% lower than violent crime rate than Michigan average, while remaining 84% lower than the national average. In property crime, Houghton, MI is 30% lower than the average of Michigan and is 46% lower than the national average.
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Houghton crime map

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Houghton is 51% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.83 daily crimes that occur in Houghton.
  • Houghton is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Houghton you have a 1 in 72 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Houghton has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Houghton (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Houghton, MI per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Michigan and on a national level. In Houghton, MI the total number of daily crimes is 1.70 times less than the Michigan average and 2.03 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Houghton, MI is 7.36 times less than the Michigan average and 6.20 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Houghton, MI has a daily crime rate that is 1.43 times less than the Michigan average and 1.84 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Houghton (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Houghton, MI compared to other areas of Michigan, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Houghton, MI safer than 76% when compared to other Michigan cities, and 77% 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 Houghton, MI. At this time, Houghton, MI sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Houghton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Houghton is 1 in 1605
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houghton is 1 in 75
The chance of being a victim of crime in Houghton is 1 in 72
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Houghton, MI? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Houghton, MI, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 1605. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 75 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Houghton, MI is 1 in 72.

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

Determining whether Houghton, MI is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Houghton, MI has increased by 148% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Houghton, MI has increased by 4% in the same time frame.

Houghton police department

ItemHoughtonMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)810,515558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.02.13.3
There are a total of 8 Houghton police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.9% less than the Michigan average and 68.1% 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
Lake Linden, MI1,157102508609
Calumet, MI666143573716
Hancock, MI4,596154727882
Laurium, MI2,007529831,035
Hubbell, MI1,0252309581,189
Dollar Bay, MI7835452,2672,812
South Range, MI6955902,4533,043
Houghton, MI7,924621,3341,397

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fern Park, FL7,9243822,3862,768
Wilmington Manor, DE7,9235573,0293,586
West Athens, CA7,9214892,8083,297
Temple Hills, MD7,9274852,3452,830
Silver Springs Shores, FL7,9295693,5564,125
Houghton, MI7,924621,3341,397
Source: The Houghton, 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.