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Total crime 54%
Violent crime 159%
Property crime 35%
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 peopleRomulus/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime902n/a (estimate)3,8372,0222,489
Murder2n/a8.55.65.0
Rape34n/a144.672.442.6
Robbery18n/a76.653.681.6
Assault177n/a753.0305.9250.2
Violent crime231n/a (estimate)983437379
Burglary117n/a497.7286.1340.5
Theft446n/a1,897.31,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theft108n/a459.4177.7219.9
Property crime671n/a (estimate)2,8541,5852,110

Key findings

  • Romulus crime rates are 54% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Romulus are 159% higher than the national average
  • In Romulus you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Romulus is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Romulus has increased by 24%

Romulus crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Romulus (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Romulus for every 100,000 residents. The Romulus total amount of daily crime is 1.90 times more than the Michigan average and 1.54 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Romulus, is 2.25 times more than the Michigan average, and it is 2.59 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Romulus has a daily crime average that is 1.80 times more than the Michigan average and 1.35 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Romulus (higher is better)

      Is Romulus safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Michigan as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Romulus to other cities in the state and across the country, Romulus is 4% safer than other cities of Michigan and 5% safer than other cities in the nation. Romulus has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Romulus

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Romulus is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Romulus is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Romulus is 1 in 27
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Romulus, Michigan you have a 1 in 102 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 36 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Romulus.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Romulus, 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 Romulus has increased by 21%, the amount of property crime in Romulus has increased by 25%, and the total amount of crime in Romulus has increased by 24% year over year.

      Romulus police department

      ItemRomulusMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5410,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.13.3
      There are a total of 54 Romulus police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.9% greater than the Michigan average and 30.1% 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
      South Rockwood, MI1,9410422422
      Rockwood, MI3,20995600695
      Plymouth, MI8,95665665730
      Carleton, MI2,352296550846
      Trenton, MI18,426110744854
      Northville, MI5,986134737871
      Gibraltar, MI4,547909181,007
      Romulus, MI23,4579832,8543,837

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dinuba, CA23,4656522,1472,799
      Barstow, CA23,4381,1364,0885,224
      Candler-McAfee, GA23,4784873,3913,878
      Sebastian, FL23,432721,1321,205
      Morton Grove, IL23,41383847930
      Romulus, MI23,4579832,8543,837
      Source: The Romulus, 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.