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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 peopleNegaunee/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime37n/a (estimate)7951,9982,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)150461370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0267.2282.7
Property crime30n/a (estimate)6451,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Negaunee, 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 Negaunee crime rate is lower than the national average by 65.8%. Specifically, there were 7 violent crimes in Negaunee, equivalent to 150 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 59.3%. Furthermore, Negaunee recorded 30 property crimes, amounting to 645 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 67%.

Negaunee has a crime rate of 795, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Negaunee 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 a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Negaunee 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.

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 Negaunee records a property crime rate of 645 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Negaunee as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

The United States grapples with some of the world's most elevated vehicle theft rates, reaching around 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed by reports of stolen vehicles. In the most recent crime report, Negaunee emerged as one such city, recording zero reported vehicle thefts, affirming its status as a secure and vigilant community.

Is Negaunee a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Negaunee 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. Negaunee has a total crime rate that is 66% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.1 daily crimes (0.02 violent daily crimes and 0.08 daily property crimes) in Negaunee.

Has Crime in Negaunee Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Negaunee. 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 Negaunee has decreased by 26%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 250%, while property crime has decreased by 37.5%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Negaunee.

Potential Causes for Crime in Negaunee

Negaunee has a poverty rate that stands at 11, 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 Negaunee 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. Negaunee currently has an unemployment rate of 1.7%, 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.

The median home price in Negaunee is $123,000, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Negaunee crime map

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

  • Negaunee crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Negaunee are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Negaunee you have a 1 in 126 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Negaunee is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Negaunee has decreased by 29%

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        Daily Crime In Negaunee (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Negaunee, per 100,000 residents. In Negaunee, the total number of daily crimes is 2.51 times less than the Michigan average and 2.92 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Negaunee are 3.06 times less than the Michigan average and 2.46 times less than the national average. For property crime, Negaunee has a daily crime rate that is 2.38 times less than the Michigan average and 3.03 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Negaunee (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Negaunee in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Negaunee safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Negaunee being safer than 70% of cities in Michigan and 69% 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 Negaunee. In conclusion, Negaunee ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Negaunee

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Negaunee is 1 in 665
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Negaunee is 1 in 156
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Negaunee is 1 in 126
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Negaunee, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 665. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 156 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Negaunee is 1 in 126.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Negaunee is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Negaunee has increased by 233% and the rate of property crime in Negaunee has decreased by 40%. The total crime rate in Negaunee has decreased by 29% year to year.

        Negaunee police department

        Item Negaunee Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)810,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.13.3
        There are a total of 8 Negaunee police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.2% less than the Michigan average and 46.7% 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
        Harvey, MI3,637158528687
        Trowbridge Park, MI2,190167556723
        West Ishpeming, MI2,790186620806
        Marquette, MI20,631196680876
        Ishpeming, MI6,433243729972
        Gwinn, MI1,741230765995
        K. I. Sawyer, MI2,8073491,1641,513
        Negaunee, MI4,537150645795

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        Source: The Negaunee, 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.