Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleLitchfield/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)7251,9982,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)145461370
Vehicle theft2n/a145.0267.2282.7
Property crime8n/a (estimate)5801,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Litchfield, MI

The Litchfield crime rates are 68.8% 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 Litchfield (145 per 100,000 people), which is 60.8% lower than the national average and there were a total of 8 property crimes (580 per 100,000 residents) which is 70.3% lower than average.

Litchfield has a crime rate of 725, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Litchfield 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.

In the most recently reported crime year, Litchfield registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Property crime rates per 100,000 people have declined steadily since 1990, but did see a slight increase in recent years. Based on the most recent crime data, Litchfield has a property crime rate of 580 crimes per 100,000 people, which is far below the national average of 1954. This is a good indicator that Litchfield is a safe place to live.

Is Litchfield a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Litchfield, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Litchfield presents a total crime rate that is 69% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Litchfield experiences an average of 0.03 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.02 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Potential Causes for Crime in Litchfield

Litchfield has a poverty rate of 15.3, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Litchfield, the cost of living is 22.71% lower than the national average.

Litchfield has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.2 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

Litchfield crime map

The Litchfield crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Litchfield 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 Litchfield crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Litchfield 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

  • Litchfield crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Litchfield are 61% lower than the national average
  • In Litchfield you have a 1 in 138 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Litchfield is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Litchfield has increased by 20%

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        Daily Crime In Litchfield (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Litchfield

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Litchfield is 1 in 690
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Litchfield is 1 in 173
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Litchfield is 1 in 138

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

        Litchfield police department

        Item Litchfield Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)310,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.13.3
        There are a total of 3 Litchfield police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.2% greater than the Michigan average and 32.5% 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

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Concord, MI1,153198659857
        Spring Arbor, MI2,204207690897
        Homer, MI1,550225749973
        Reading, MI9612377911,028
        Hillsdale, MI8,0733061,0541,361
        Quincy, MI1,422642,1152,179
        Allen, MI2776112,0372,647
        Litchfield, MI1,232145580725

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        Litchfield, MI1,232145580725
        Source: The Litchfield, 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.