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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 239%
Property crime 15%
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 peopleInkster/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime861n/a (estimate)3,5621,8392,346
Murder10n/a41.47.66.5
Rape34n/a140.760.938.4
Robbery24n/a99.344.573.9
Assault250n/a1,034.2365.1279.7
Violent crime318n/a (estimate)1,316478388
Burglary150n/a620.5233.1314.2
Theft294n/a1,216.2943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft99n/a409.5184.5246.0
Property crime543n/a (estimate)2,2461,3611,958

Key findings

  • Inkster crime rates are 52% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Inkster are 239% higher than the national average
  • In Inkster you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Inkster is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Inkster has increased by 3%

Inkster crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Inkster (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Inkster, Michigan is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Inkster are 1.94 times more than the Michigan average and 1.52 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Inkster are 2.75 times more than than Michigan and 3.39 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Inkster are 1.65 times more than than Michigan and 1.15 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Inkster (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Inkster in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Inkster safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Inkster being safer than 4% of cities in Michigan and 6% 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 Inkster. In conclusion, Inkster ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Inkster

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Inkster is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Inkster is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Inkster is 1 in 29
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Inkster? In Inkster, you have a 1 in 77 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 45. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Inkster, MI is 1 in 29.

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

      A good indicator of whether Inkster is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Inkster has increased by 32%, while the property crime rate in Inkster has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Inkster has increased by 3% year over year.

      Inkster police department

      ItemInksterMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2710,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.12.13.3
      There are a total of 27 Inkster police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48% less than the Michigan average and 67% 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
      Huntington Woods, MI6,3300303303
      Farmington, MI10,52638324362
      Lathrup Village, MI4,12773318391
      Berkley, MI15,23952357409
      Pleasant Ridge, MI2,5620454454
      Plymouth, MI8,95676568644
      Northville, MI5,986134554688
      Inkster, MI24,7381,3162,2463,562

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      Sanger, CA24,7414361,4571,893
      Mauldin, SC24,7232611,9722,233
      Ponca City, OK24,7537714,4165,187
      Woodburn, OR24,7653283,2883,616
      Ottumwa, IA24,7099473,9064,853
      Inkster, MI24,7381,3162,2463,562
      Source: The Inkster, 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.