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Total crime 0%
Violent crime 53%
Property crime 11%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorton Shores/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime582n/a (estimate)2,3521,8392,346
Murder0n/a0.07.66.5
Rape7n/a28.360.938.4
Robbery10n/a40.444.573.9
Assault28n/a113.2365.1279.7
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)182478388
Burglary53n/a214.2233.1314.2
Theft441n/a1,782.4943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft43n/a173.8184.5246.0
Property crime537n/a (estimate)2,1701,3611,958

Key findings

  • Norton Shores crime rates are equal to the national average
  • Violent crimes in Norton Shores are 53% lower than the national average
  • In Norton Shores you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Norton Shores is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Norton Shores has increased by 13%

Norton Shores crime map

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The Norton Shores crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Norton Shores as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Norton Shores crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Norton Shores (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Norton Shores, Michigan is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Norton Shores are 1.28 times more than the Michigan average and 1.00 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Norton Shores are 2.63 times less than than Michigan and 2.13 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Norton Shores are 1.59 times more than than Michigan and 1.11 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Norton Shores (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Norton Shores to every other city in Michigan, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Norton Shores safe? The gauges above illustrate that Norton Shores is safer than 46% of every city located within Michigan along with 51% 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, Norton Shores, MI is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Norton Shores

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Norton Shores is 1 in 550
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Norton Shores is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Norton Shores is 1 in 43
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Norton Shores? In Norton Shores, MI you have a 1 in 550 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Norton Shores.

      Year Over Year Crime In Norton Shores (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Norton Shores, Michigan (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Norton Shores has increased by 21%, the amount of property crime in Norton Shores has increased by 12%, and the total amount of crime in Norton Shores has increased by 13% year over year.

      Norton Shores police department

      ItemNorton ShoresMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3010,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.13.3
      There are a total of 30 Norton Shores police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.3% less than the Michigan average and 61.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Michigan

      StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
      Michigan40,460414266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ferrysburg, MI2,979107305412
      Twin Lake, MI1,818148421569
      Spring Lake, MI2,424168478645
      Fruitport, MI1,374186528714
      Ravenna, MI1,189195556751
      Lakewood Club, MI1,139225641866
      North Muskegon, MI3,785105817923
      Norton Shores, MI24,0911822,1702,352

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Calabasas, CA24,0911631,0671,230
      Suitland, MD24,0945492,2102,759
      Saratoga Springs, UT24,088109764873
      Cudahy, CA24,1063871,2401,627
      Brownsburg, IN24,072839631,046
      Norton Shores, MI24,0911822,1702,352
      Source: The Norton Shores, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.