Reported Annual Crime In Kalamazoo

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKalamazoo/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,087n/a (estimate)5,3592,2502,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKalamazoo/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a13.15.75.3
Rape130n/a170.570.641.7
Robbery152n/a199.365.198.0
Assault621n/a814.3308.5248.9
Violent crime913n/a (estimate)1,197450394
Burglary710n/a931.0357.8430.4
Theft2,132n/a2,795.61,245.71,694.4
Vehicle theft332n/a435.3196.5237.4
Property crime3,174n/a (estimate)4,1621,8002,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Kalamazoo, MI is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Kalamazoo, MI. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Kalamazoo, MI averages 138% higher than the rest of Michigan while the rate of crime on a national scale is 94% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Kalamazoo, MI is 166% higher than the average rate of crime in Michigan and 204% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 131% higher than the remainder of the state of Michigan and 76% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Kalamazoo, MI area.
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The Kalamazoo crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kalamazoo is 94% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.68 daily crimes that occur in Kalamazoo.
  • Kalamazoo is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Kalamazoo you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Kalamazoo has increased by 15%.

Compare Kalamazoo, MI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Kalamazoo (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Kalamazoo, MI per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Michigan and on a national scale. In Kalamazoo, MI the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.38 times more than the Michigan average and 1.94 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Kalamazoo, MI is 2.66 times more than the Michigan average and 3.04 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Kalamazoo, MI has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.31 times more than the Michigan average and 1.76 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Kalamazoo (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Kalamazoo, MI in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Michigan as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Kalamazoo, MI to other cities in the state and across the country, Kalamazoo, MI is 1% safer than other cities of Michigan and 3% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Michigan cities and all around the United States, Kalamazoo, MI has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Kalamazoo, MI crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kalamazoo

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kalamazoo is 1 in 84
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kalamazoo is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Kalamazoo is 1 in 19
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo, MI, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 84. 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 25 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 Kalamazoo, MI is 1 in 19.

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

A good indicator of whether Kalamazoo, MI is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Kalamazoo, MI has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Kalamazoo, MI has increased by 18% year over year. The number of total crimes in Kalamazoo, MI has increased by 15% year over year.

Kalamazoo police department

ItemKalamazooMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)25610,515558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.42.13.3
There are a total of 256 Kalamazoo police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 65.5% greater than the Michigan average and 5.3% greater 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
South Gull Lake, MI1,29863253316
Galesburg, MI2,053146633779
Parchment, MI1,931190759949
Schoolcraft, MI1,431641,4641,528
Otsego, MI3,9701501,4231,573
Vicksburg, MI3,0652391,4031,642
Mattawan, MI2,2824131,3431,756
Kalamazoo, MI75,8851,1974,1625,359

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Upland, CA75,8513012,6842,985
Camden, NJ76,0054212,8633,284
Arlington Heights, IL75,72158865923
Albany, GA75,6571,1305,6226,752
Auburn, WA75,6074783,5284,005
Kalamazoo, MI75,8851,1974,1625,359
Source: The Kalamazoo, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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