Detroit, MI Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
41,590
Total Crimes
6,268.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
153.09%
Above National Average
426 out of 432
In Michigan
9,598 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Detroit, MI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Detroit is 6,268.3 per 100,000 people. That's 153.09% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 209.93% higher than the Michigan total crime rate of 2,022.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Detroit SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
6

How Does Detroit Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Detroit
/ 100k People
Michigan
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 41,590 6,268.3 2,022.5 2,476.7
Murder 275 41.4 5.6 5.0
Robbery 2,346 353.6 53.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 9,467 1,426.8 305.9 250.2
Violent Crime 13,040 1,965.3 437.4 366.7
Burglary 6,820 1,027.9 286.1 340.5
Larceny 14,844 2,237.2 1,121.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 6,886 1,037.8 177.7 219.9
Property Crime 28,550 4,302.9 1,585.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Detroit

13,040.0
Violent Crimes
1,965.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
435.95%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 50.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Detroit each year. That compares to a 1 in 228.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Detroit is 1,965.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 435.95% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 349.28% higher than the Michigan violent crime rate of 437.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Detroit

28,550.0
Property Crimes
4,302.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
103.94%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 23.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Detroit each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Detroit is 4,302.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 103.94% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 171.47% higher than the Michigan property crime rate of 1,585.0 per 100,000 people.

Detroit Crime Compared To Michigan Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Michigan.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Detroit

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Dearborn, MI 93,902 2,409 2,565.4 2,240.6 324.8
Livonia, MI 93,644 1,578 1,685.1 1,506.8 178.3
Troy, MI 84,688 1,109 1,309.5 1,230.4 79.1
Rochester Hills, MI 75,167 500 665.2 613.3 51.9
Royal Oak, MI 59,742 500 836.9 734.8 102.1
Oak Park, MI 29,654 582 1,962.6 1,719.8 242.8
Hamtramck, MI 21,633 588 2,718.1 1,913.7 804.3
Birmingham, MI 21,479 137 637.8 591.3 46.6
Ferndale, MI 20,097 493 2,453.1 2,204.3 248.8
Hazel Park, MI 16,478 301 1,826.7 1,583.9 242.7
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