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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 peopleMount Pleasant/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime454n/a (estimate)2,1251,9982,324
Violent crime61n/a (estimate)286461370
Vehicle theft25n/a117.0267.2282.7
Property crime393n/a (estimate)1,8401,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Mount Pleasant, MI

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Mount Pleasant crime rate is lower than the national average by 8.6%. Specifically, there were 61 violent crimes in Mount Pleasant, equivalent to 286 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 22.8%. Furthermore, Mount Pleasant recorded 393 property crimes, amounting to 1840 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 5.9%.

In terms of the total Mount Pleasant crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Mount Pleasant, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

In the latest reported crime year, Mount Pleasant recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Mount Pleasant exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 1840 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Mount Pleasant maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Mount Pleasant?

What do the local residents think about crime in Mount Pleasant? Well, based on a recent survey of 7 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 43% of Mount Pleasant residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 57% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Mount Pleasant a Safe Place to Live?

Is Mount Pleasant a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Mount Pleasant has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 9%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 1.24 daily incidents, encompassing 0.17 violent crimes and 1.08 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Mount Pleasant as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Mount Pleasant Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Mount Pleasant. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Mount Pleasant has increased by 50.3%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 24.5%, while property crime has increased by 55.3%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Mount Pleasant.

Potential Causes for Crime in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant has a poverty rate that stands at 33.4, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Mount Pleasant crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Mount Pleasant currently has an unemployment rate of 5.7%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

Mount Pleasant has an average rental rate of $759 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.

Mount Pleasant crime map

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

      • Mount Pleasant crime rates are 9% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Mount Pleasant are 23% lower than the national average
      • In Mount Pleasant you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Mount Pleasant is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Mount Pleasant has increased by 70%

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        Daily Crime In Mount Pleasant (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Mount Pleasant for every 100,000 residents. The Mount Pleasant total amount of daily crime is 1.06 times more than the Michigan average and 1.09 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Mount Pleasant, is 1.61 times less than the Michigan average, and it is 1.30 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Mount Pleasant has a daily crime average that is 1.20 times more than the Michigan average and 1.06 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Mount Pleasant (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Mount Pleasant in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Mount Pleasant safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Mount Pleasant being safer than 33% of cities in Michigan and 37% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Michigan cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Mount Pleasant. In conclusion, Mount Pleasant ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mount Pleasant

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mount Pleasant is 1 in 351
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mount Pleasant is 1 in 55
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Mount Pleasant is 1 in 48
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Mount Pleasant, Michigan? If you reside in Mount Pleasant, then there is a 1 in 351 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 55. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 48 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Mount Pleasant.

        Year Over Year Crime In Mount Pleasant (per 100,000 people)

        A good indicator of whether Mount Pleasant is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Mount Pleasant has increased by 41%, while the property crime rate in Mount Pleasant has increased by 75% year over year. The number of total crimes in Mount Pleasant has increased by 70% year over year.

        Mount Pleasant police department

        Item Mount Pleasant Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3510,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.13.3
        There are a total of 35 Mount Pleasant police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.2% less than the Michigan average and 58.8% 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.

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        Lake Isabella, MI1,676175585760
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        Breckenridge, MI1,4281579421,099
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        Shepherd, MI1,380661,5741,639
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        Mount Pleasant, MI25,2902861,8402,125

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        Source: The Mount Pleasant, 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.