Portage, MI Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,451
Total Crimes
2,913.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
24.20%
Above National Average
382 out of 431
In Michigan
7,117 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Portage, MI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Portage is 2,913.8 per 100,000 people. That's 24.20% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 58.45% higher than the Michigan total crime rate of 1,838.9 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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Portage SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
7
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Portage
/ 100k People
Michigan
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,451 2,913.8 1,838.9 2,346.0
Murder 2 4.0 7.6 6.5
Robbery 10 20.1 44.5 73.9
Aggravated Assault 84 168.7 365.1 279.7
Violent Crime 111 222.9 478.0 387.8
Burglary 153 307.2 233.1 314.2
Larceny 1,098 2,204.9 943.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 89 178.7 184.5 246.0
Property Crime 1,340 2,690.9 1,360.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Portage

111
Violent Crimes
222.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-42.52%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 448.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Portage each year. That compares to a 1 in 209.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Portage is 222.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -42.52% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -53.37% lower than the Michigan violent crime rate of 478.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Portage

1,340
Property Crimes
2,690.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
37.42%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 37.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Portage each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Portage is 2,690.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 37.42% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 97.73% higher than the Michigan property crime rate of 1,360.9 per 100,000 people.

Portage 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 Portage

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Kalamazoo, MI 76,411 4,764 6,234.7 4,803.0 1,431.7
Battle Creek, MI 60,479 2,109 3,487.2 2,594.3 892.9
Three Rivers, MI 7,604 353 4,642.3 3,721.7 920.6
Vicksburg, MI 3,554 62 1,744.5 1,632.0 112.5
Mattawan, MI 1,981 30 1,514.4 1,211.5 302.9
Lawton, MI 1,800 30 1,666.7 1,277.8 388.9
Schoolcraft, MI 1,554 24 1,544.4 1,222.7 321.8
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