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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 36%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShields/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,715 (estimate)2,0222,489
Murdern/an/an/a5.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a72.442.6
Robberyn/an/an/a53.681.6
Assaultn/an/an/a305.9250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)371 (estimate)437379
Burglaryn/an/an/a286.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,121.31,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a177.7219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,344 (estimate)1,5852,110

Key findings

  • Shields crime rates are 31% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shields are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Shields you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shields is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shields has decreased by 4%

Shields crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Shields (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shields

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shields is 1 in 270
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shields is 1 in 75
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shields is 1 in 59

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

      Shields police department

      ItemShieldsMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a10,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.13.3

      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

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      Zilwaukee, MI1,8990394394
      Essexville, MI3,4180637637
      Auburn, MI1,935164595759
      Hemlock, MI1,663185670855
      Burt, MI1,001193700893
      St. Charles, MI1,99253899952
      Midland, MI42,0631349381,072
      Shields, MI6,0883711,3441,715

      Cities with similar population

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      Gunnison, CO6,0862991,3601,659
      Chamberlayne, VA6,0861801,4191,599
      Elm Grove, WI6,08565775839
      Patterson, LA6,0855393,1043,643
      Pigeon Forge, TN6,0927365,2335,969
      Shields, MI6,0883711,3441,715
      Source: The Shields, 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.