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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Orion/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime22n/a (estimate)7581,9982,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)69461370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0267.2282.7
Property crime20n/a (estimate)6891,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lake Orion, MI

The Lake Orion crime rates are 67.4% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 2 violent crimes in Lake Orion (69 per 100,000 people), which is 81.4% lower than the national average and there were a total of 20 property crimes (689 per 100,000 residents) which is 64.8% lower than average.

Lake Orion has a crime rate of 758, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Lake Orion being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

Lake Orion stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 69 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Lake Orion secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Lake Orion experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Lake Orion records a property crime rate of 689 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Lake Orion as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

The United States experiences some of the highest vehicle theft rates in the world, with about 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 people. In fact, only a small percentage (about 10%) of cities were lucky enough to report no stolen vehicles at all. Lake Orion was one of those cities, as it had no reported vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report.

Is Lake Orion a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Lake Orion is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Lake Orion has a total crime rate that is 67% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.06 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.05 daily property crimes) in Lake Orion.

Has Crime in Lake Orion Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Lake Orion. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Lake Orion has increased by 15.8%. Violent crimes have decreased by 60%, while property crimes have increased by 42.9%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lake Orion

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Lake Orion crime rates. Lake Orion registers a population density of 3969.1 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Lake Orion, 95.9% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Lake Orion, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 2.34 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Lake Orion crime map

The Lake Orion crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lake Orion as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lake Orion crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Lake Orion crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Lake Orion crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Lake Orion are 81% lower than the national average
      • In Lake Orion you have a 1 in 133 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Lake Orion is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Lake Orion has increased by 28%

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        Daily Crime In Lake Orion (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Orion

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Orion is 1 in 1453
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Orion is 1 in 146
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Orion is 1 in 133

        Year Over Year Crime In Lake Orion (per 100,000 people)

        Lake Orion police department

        Item Lake Orion Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)710,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.13.3
        There are a total of 7 Lake Orion police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.1% greater than the Michigan average and 28.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Michigan

        State Total offenders Michigan /100K National /100K
        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

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        Orchard Lake Village, MI2,48972241313
        Oxford, MI3,54258291349
        Romeo, MI3,90881323404
        Rochester, MI13,20331443474
        Goodrich, MI1,930120400520
        Bloomfield Hills, MI3,99590588679
        Lake Angelus, MI3220690690
        Lake Orion, MI3,14369689758

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        Wilder, VT3,14669518587
        Delhi, NY3,1463111,2501,561
        Lake Orion, MI3,14369689758
        Source: The Lake Orion, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.