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Total crime 83%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 82%
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 peopleRochester/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime57n/a (estimate)4242,0222,489
Murder0n/a0.05.65.0
Rape2n/a14.972.442.6
Robbery1n/a7.453.681.6
Assault3n/a22.3305.9250.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)45437379
Burglary5n/a37.2286.1340.5
Theft44n/a327.61,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a14.9177.7219.9
Property crime51n/a (estimate)3801,5852,110

Key findings

  • Rochester crime rates are 83% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rochester are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Rochester you have a 1 in 236 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rochester is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rochester has decreased by 1%

Rochester crime map

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Compare Rochester, MI Crime

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      Daily Crime In Rochester (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Rochester, Michigan is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Rochester are 4.76 times less than the Michigan average and 5.86 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Rochester are 9.79 times less than than Michigan and 8.49 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Rochester are 4.17 times less than than Michigan and 5.56 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Rochester (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Rochester to every other city in Michigan, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Rochester safe? The gauges above illustrate that Rochester is safer than 87% of every city located within Michigan along with 90% 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, Rochester, MI is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rochester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rochester is 1 in 2239
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rochester is 1 in 264
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rochester is 1 in 236
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Rochester, Michigan? If you reside in Rochester, then there is a 1 in 2239 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 264. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 236 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Rochester.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Rochester is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Rochester has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 26% in Rochester, while property crimes in Rochester have increased by 4%. Total crime has decreased by 1% year over year.

      Rochester police department

      ItemRochesterMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2710,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.13.3
      There are a total of 27 Rochester police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2% greater than the Michigan average and 35.1% 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
      Lake Angelus, MI260000
      Romeo, MI3,91983139222
      Bingham Farms, MI1,11261222284
      Oxford, MI3,51128280308
      Orchard Lake Village, MI2,51769249317
      Huntington Woods, MI6,3300364364
      Berkley, MI15,23958349407
      Rochester, MI12,96945380424

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA12,9634462,3552,800
      Ridgefield Park, NJ12,976549551,009
      Kettering, MD12,9604441,9092,354
      Greenville, OH12,9793582,5112,869
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Rochester, MI12,96945380424
      Source: The Rochester, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.