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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 70%
Property crime 33%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHoughton/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime111n/a (estimate)1,4301,8392,346
Murder0n/a0.07.66.5
Rape6n/a77.360.938.4
Robbery0n/a0.044.573.9
Assault3n/a38.7365.1279.7
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)116478388
Burglary3n/a38.7233.1314.2
Theft99n/a1,275.8943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0184.5246.0
Property crime102n/a (estimate)1,3141,3611,958

Key findings

  • Houghton crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Houghton are 70% lower than the national average
  • In Houghton you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Houghton is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Houghton has decreased by 1%

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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Houghton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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. In Houghton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.29 times less than the Michigan average and 1.64 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Houghton is 4.12 times less than the Michigan average and 3.34 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Houghton has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times less than the Michigan average and 1.49 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Houghton (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Houghton, Michigan compared to other areas of Michigan, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Houghton safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Houghton is safer than 67% of Michigan cities, and 73% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Houghton 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 863
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houghton is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Houghton is 1 in 70
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Houghton? If you reside in Houghton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 863. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 77 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 70.

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

      Determining whether Houghton is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Houghton violent crime rates have increased by 214%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for Houghton has decreased by 1% 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
      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
      Lake Linden, MI1,1570106106
      Calumet, MI6660434434
      Hancock, MI4,59689557646
      Hubbell, MI1,025240683923
      Laurium, MI2,00701,0591,059
      Dollar Bay, MI7835671,6162,183
      South Range, MI6956141,7482,362
      Houghton, MI7,9241161,3141,430

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fern Park, FL7,9243411,5711,912
      Wilmington Manor, DE7,9234732,1472,620
      Temple Hills, MD7,9274111,6532,064
      West Athens, CA7,9214862,3532,839
      Monona, WI7,9191215,2035,324
      Houghton, MI7,9241161,3141,430
      Source: The Houghton, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.