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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 peopleNorthville/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime39n/a (estimate)6461,9982,324
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)83461370
Vehicle theft1n/a16.6267.2282.7
Property crime34n/a (estimate)5631,5371,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Northville, MI

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Northville crime rate is 72.2% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Northville, there were 5 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 83 per 100,000 individuals, 77.6% lower than the national average. Additionally, Northville recorded 34 property crimes, amounting to 563 per 100,000 residents, 71.2% lower than the U.S. average.

Northville proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 646, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Northville as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Northville shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 83 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Northville an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

Northville 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.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Northville, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 563, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Northville?

What do the local residents think about crime in Northville? Well, based on a recent survey of 34 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 94% of Northville residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 6% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Northville a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Northville, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Northville presents a total crime rate that is 72% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Northville experiences an average of 0.11 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.09 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Northville Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Northville has increased by 34.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Northville, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 44.4%, while property crime has increased by 70%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Northville is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Northville

In Northville, the poverty rate currently stands at 2.5%, 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 Northville crime rates.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Northville, the cost of living is 15.83% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Northville, there are 2.01 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Northville crime map

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

      • Northville crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Northville are 78% lower than the national average
      • In Northville you have a 1 in 155 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Northville is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Northville has increased by 32%

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        Daily Crime In Northville (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Northville for every 100,000 residents. The Northville total amount of daily crime is 3.09 times less than the Michigan average and 3.60 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Northville, is 5.57 times less than the Michigan average, and it is 4.47 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Northville has a daily crime average that is 2.73 times less than the Michigan average and 3.47 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Northville (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Northville to every other city in Michigan, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Northville safe? The gauges above illustrate that Northville is safer than 82% of every city located within Michigan along with 82% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Michigan and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Northville, MI is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Northville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Northville is 1 in 1209
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Northville is 1 in 178
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Northville is 1 in 155
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Northville, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1209. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 178 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 Northville is 1 in 155.

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

        Determining whether Northville is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Northville violent crime rates have decreased by 45%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 67% year over year. Total crimes for Northville has increased by 32% in the same time frame.

        Northville police department

        Item Northville Michigan National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1210,515558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.13.3
        There are a total of 12 Northville police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.8% less than the Michigan average and 38.2% 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
        Bingham Farms, MI1,53965216280
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        Milford, MI6,50241371412
        South Lyon, MI11,81876455531
        Bloomfield Hills, MI3,99590588679
        Farmington, MI10,52044684728
        Northville, MI5,96883563646

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        Northville, MI5,96883563646
        Source: The Northville, 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.