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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 100%
Property crime 56%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOtsego/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime37n/a (estimate)9232,0222,489
Murder0n/a0.05.65.0
Rape0n/a0.072.442.6
Robbery0n/a0.053.681.6
Assault0n/a0.0305.9250.2
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0437379
Burglary10n/a249.6286.1340.5
Theft24n/a599.01,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a74.9177.7219.9
Property crime37n/a (estimate)9231,5852,110

Key findings

  • Otsego crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Otsego are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Otsego you have a 1 in 109 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Otsego is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Otsego has decreased by 46%

Otsego crime map

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The Otsego crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Otsego 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 Otsego crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Otsego (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Otsego for every 100,000 residents. The Otsego total amount of daily crime is 2.19 times less than the Michigan average and 2.70 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Otsego, is equal to the Michigan average, and it is equal to the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Otsego has a daily crime average that is 1.72 times less than the Michigan average and 2.28 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Otsego (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Otsego, Michigan compared to other areas of Michigan, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Otsego safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Otsego is safer than 83% of Michigan cities, and 86% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Michigan, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Otsego. At this time, Otsego sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Otsego

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Otsego is 0
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Otsego is 1 in 109
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Otsego is 1 in 109
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Otsego? If you reside in Otsego, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 0. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 109 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 Otsego, is 1 in 109.

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

      A good indicator of whether Otsego 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 Otsego has decreased by 100%, while the property crime rate in Otsego has decreased by 30% year over year. The number of total crimes in Otsego has decreased by 46% year over year.

      Otsego police department

      ItemOtsegoMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)710,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.13.3
      There are a total of 7 Otsego police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.4% less than the Michigan average and 45.5% 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
      Hopkins, MI739000
      South Gull Lake, MI1,29861222284
      Richland, MI858124372496
      Delton, MI1,063139505645
      Parchment, MI1,931184668853
      Galesburg, MI2,0532428791,122
      Allegan, MI5,0511989331,131
      Otsego, MI3,9700923923

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      Friona, TX3,97277437514
      Baldwin, WI3,972156782938
      De Motte, IN3,9681809571,137
      Gamewell, NC3,9672361,4931,729
      Helena Valley Northwest, MT3,9671658941,059
      Otsego, MI3,9700923923
      Source: The Otsego, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.