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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 peopleMilford/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime70n/a (estimate)4121,9982,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)41461370
Vehicle theft5n/a29.5267.2282.7
Property crime63n/a (estimate)3711,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Milford, MI

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Milford is 82.3% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 7 violent crimes reported in Milford, equivalent to 41 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 88.9%. Additionally, Milford recorded 63 property crimes, amounting to 371 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 81%.

Boasting a crime rate of 412, well below the national average of 2324, Milford emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Milford to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Milford distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 41 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Milford among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Milford reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have exhibited a consistent decrease of about 50% since 1990, with a minor upturn observed in recent years. According to the latest crime data, Milford maintains a property crime rate of 371 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly below the national average of 1954. This serves as a strong indication of the status of Milford as a secure and desirable place to reside, emphasizing its commitment to safety and well-being within the community.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Milford?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Milford. Based on the results of the surveys (5 responses), 60% of people felt that there was very little crime in Milford and felt safe walking alone at night. While 40% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Milford a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Milford a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Milford crime rate is 82% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.19 crimes per day - 0.02 violent crimes and 0.17 property crimes.

Has Crime in Milford Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Milford crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Milford has increased by 48.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 12.5% and property crime has increased by 61.5%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Milford

In Milford, the poverty rate currently stands at 8.3%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Milford crime rates.

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 Milford, the cost of living is 0.32% higher than the national average.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Milford has a median home price of $283,000, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Milford crime map

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

      • Milford crime rates are 82% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Milford are 89% lower than the national average
      • In Milford you have a 1 in 243 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Milford is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Milford has increased by 49%

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        Daily Crime In Milford (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Milford for every 100,000 residents. The Milford total amount of daily crime is 4.84 times less than the Michigan average and 5.64 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Milford, is 11.18 times less than the Michigan average, and it is 8.97 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Milford has a daily crime average that is 4.14 times less than the Michigan average and 5.27 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Milford (higher is better)

        How safe is Milford, Michigan compared to other cities in Michigan and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Milford is safer than 91% of the cities in Michigan and 91% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Michigan and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Milford. Overall, Milford is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Milford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Milford is 1 in 2425
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Milford is 1 in 270
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Milford is 1 in 243
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Milford? If you reside in Milford, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2425. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 270 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Milford, is 1 in 243.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Milford is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Milford has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 13% in Milford, while property crimes in Milford have increased by 61%. Total crime has increased by 49% year over year.

        Milford police department

        Item Milford Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2310,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
        There are a total of 23 Milford police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.8% less than the Michigan average and 55.4% 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
        Wolverine Lake, MI4,71245112157
        Orchard Lake Village, MI2,48972241313
        Holly, MI6,151101303405
        South Lyon, MI11,81876455531
        Northville, MI5,96883563646
        Lake Angelus, MI3220690690
        Farmington, MI10,52044684728
        Milford, MI6,50241371412

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        South Hill, NY6,5035002,0062,506
        Lincroft, NJ6,50182573655
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        Source: The Milford, 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.