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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 peopleMattawan/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime72n/a (estimate)2,7041,9982,324
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)1,352461370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0267.2282.7
Property crime36n/a (estimate)1,3521,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Mattawan, MI

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Mattawan is 16.3% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Mattawan, there were 36 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 1352 per 100,000 individuals, 265.6% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 36 property crimes, amounting to 1352 per 100,000 residents, 30.8% lower than the U.S. average.

Mattawan ranks among the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities reporting violent crime, earning its reputation as one of the nation's most dangerous areas. With a violent crime rate of 1352 per 100,000 people, Mattawan is considered one of the most unsafe cities in America. This statistic translates to a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Mattawan, underscoring the need for increased safety measures and community engagement to improve the city's security.

Mattawan showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

The United States faces a global challenge with vehicle theft rates, averaging around 300 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Interestingly, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to not report any stolen vehicles. In the latest crime report, Mattawan was among these cities, with no reported vehicle thefts, reaffirming its commitment to safety and security.

Is Mattawan a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Mattawan 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. Mattawan has a total crime rate that is 16% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.2 daily crimes (0.1 violent daily crimes and 0.1 daily property crimes) in Mattawan.

Has Crime in Mattawan Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Mattawan has increased by 46.9% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Mattawan is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 140%, while property crime has increased by 5.9%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Mattawan.

Potential Causes for Crime in Mattawan

Mattawan has a poverty rate of 14.5, 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.

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 Mattawan, 83.8% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Mattawan has an average rental rate of $918 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Mattawan crime map

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

  • Mattawan crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mattawan are 266% higher than the national average
  • In Mattawan you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mattawan is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mattawan has increased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Mattawan (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mattawan

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mattawan is 1 in 74
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mattawan is 1 in 74
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Mattawan is 1 in 37

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

        Mattawan police department

        Item Mattawan Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)510,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.13.3
        There are a total of 5 Mattawan police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.3% greater than the Michigan average and 22.9% 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
        Lawrence, MI9180197197
        Parchment, MI1,887194648842
        Marcellus, MI1,140220733953
        Schoolcraft, MI1,2121399701,109
        Lawton, MI1,5331081,2431,351
        Vicksburg, MI3,4252101,3401,550
        Comstock Northwest, MI5,9993621,2051,567
        Mattawan, MI2,5671,3521,3522,704

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Shelby, MI2,5671831,3761,559
        Maynardville, TN2,5672398381,077
        Crystal Lake, CT2,56752518570
        Henniker, NH2,566153443596
        Graniteville, SC2,5662521,1861,438
        Mattawan, MI2,5671,3521,3522,704
        Source: The Mattawan, 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.