Michigan’s 50 Safest Cities of 2022

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The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the eighth annual Safest Cities report.

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Michigan for 2022

See if your city made the full list.

In our 2022 State of Safety survey, half the Michigan residents surveyed said they felt safe in their state. How residents feel probably depends on where they live in the state. Michigan has a higher-than-average violent crime rate overall, but its safest cities have a low violent crime rate. Michigan’s property crime falls far below the national average.

In this report

2022 Michigan crime rates

Out of the Michiganians we surveyed, 63% think crime is increasing. That’s partially true. Overall, violent crime rose slightly year over year—from 4.4 instances per 1,000 residents to 4.8. Property crime, on the other hand, decreased from 15.9 to 13.6.

All 50 of Michigan’s safest cities reported fewer than two violent crimes per 1,000 people, which is less than half the statewide violent crime rate. Even more impressive, the top 20 cities reported zero murders, and the top 10 cities reported zero robberies.

Bar chart of violent and property crime rates per 1,000 people where the national average is 4.0 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 19.6 property crimes per 1,000 people.

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Level of concern and experience with crime in Michigan

Almost half (46%) of the Michigan respondents to our State of Safety survey are highly concerned about safety every day. This is near the national average of 47%.

While you might guess that Michigan residents are most concerned about violent crime, we found that more (40%) were worried about package theft. This worry is surprising since just 15% of Michigan respondents told us they experienced package theft in the past year—the lowest in the East North Central region.

Pictogram showing the percentage of state residents that are concerned about their safety on a daily basis, as well as which type of crime they are concerned about the most, and which crimes they have experienced within the past 12 months. Crimes include violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise. Past 12 months=12 months prior to survey.

Crime concerns in Michigan

We asked Michigan residents which crimes they worry may happen to them. See if Michigan residents are concerned about the same crime issues as the rest of the country.

Bar chart showing percentages of how concerned state residents are about crime compared to the national averages for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

View the complete 2022 State of Safety report.

Violent crime in Michigan: Fear vs. reality

Michigan has a higher violent crime rate than the national average and only half of its residents feel safe in The Great Lake State. The increase in experiences with violent crime and gun violence might account for the higher daily level of high concern.

  • 50% of residents report feeling safe in their state compared to 55% of Americans.
  • 10% of survey respondents reported having a personal experience with violent crime in the last year—this is the same as the national average.
  • Murder remains the least-common violent crime in The Great Lake State.
  • Michigan is one of the only states where reports of rape have declined among the safest cities year over year.
  • 22% of survey participants use some form of personal protection—much lower than the national average of 34%.
  • 47% say their personal safety has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to 44% of Americans.

Attitudes about gun violence in Michigan

Overall, gun safety is a big concern for The Great Lake State. This may be due to the increase in mass shootings.

  • 51% of those surveyed named gun violence their top safety concern (US 53%).
  • 39% are most worried about a gun violence incident happening to them (US 38%).
  • The number of mass shootings in a year increased from 21 to 26.
Line graph of violent and property crime rates over the past three years in the state compared to national crime rates per 1,000 residents for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

Property crime in Michigan: Fear vs. reality

Despite its higher rate of violent crimes, Michigan has a surprisingly low property crime rate, especially compared to the rest of the US. The overall property crime rate dropped since last year.

  • 13% of Michiganders reported experiences with property crime in the 12 months prior to our survey.
  • The property crime rate declined 14% year over year across the state, and the number of property crime incidents reported by the safest cities collectively fell by nearly 1,000 incidents this year.
  • 15% of participants reported experiencing package theft in the last 12 months, putting Michigan well below the US average of 20%.
  • 51% of survey participants use some form of property protection—lower than most Americans (60%).
  • The top form of property protection among Michigan residents this year is firearms with 24% using them (26% US).
  • 30% of Michiganians say the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the security of their property, compared to 29% nationally.

A closer look at the safest cities in Michigan

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • Thetford Township is number 1 for the second consecutive year—but it shares the honor with Iron Mountain this year.
  • Both of the top 2 cities reported 0 violent crimes and 0 property crime incidents.
  • The top 20 cites reported 0 murders.
  • The top 10 cities reported 0 robberies.
  • 56% (28) of the safest cites reported single-digit violent crime incidents.
  • There were 5 murders among the 50 safest cities. This number is impressively low.
  • All 50 cities reported fewer than 6 property crimes per 1,000 people.
Map of state with markers and labels highlighting the cities with the lowest crime rates.

Image: SafeWise

The 50 safest cities in Michigan

VC=Violent crime
PC=Property crime

Geographic location of Thetford Township, MI
#1
Thetford Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,605
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,246
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, N/A
Geographic location of Iron Mountain, MI
#1
Iron Mountain
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,274
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $49,364
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 1.0, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.5, 1.2
Geographic location of Adrian Township, MI
#3
Adrian Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,237
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $36,236
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.3, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 3.2, 2.1
#4
Gaines Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,103
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $79,625
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 2.5, 3.9
Geographic location of Raisin Township, MI
#5
Raisin Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,784
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $68,941
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.8, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.4, 0.8, 3.4
Geographic location of Grosse Ile Township, MI
#6
Grosse Ile Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,114
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,833
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.1, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 1.8, 3.4
Geographic location of Oakland Township, MI
#7
Oakland Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,882
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $146,228
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.1, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.9, 1.5
#8
Hamburg Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,867
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $93,245
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.2, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, 1.7, 3.0
Geographic location of Spring Arbor Township, MI
#9
Spring Arbor Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,838
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $69,859
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.1, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, 1.2, 1.5
Geographic location of Napoleon Township, MI
#10
Napoleon Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,767
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,771
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 2.5, 5.0
Geographic location of Kinross Township, MI
#11
Kinross Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,439
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $40,156
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.1, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.8, 2.2
Geographic location of Addison Township, MI
#12
Addison Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,638
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $91,121
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.9, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.4, 2.3, 2.3
#13
Huntington Woods
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,268
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $136,331
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.0, 3.6, 5.5
Geographic location of Highland Township, MI
#14
Highland Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,281
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,273
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.4, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.9, 3.7, 4.9
Geographic location of Flushing Township, MI
#15
Flushing Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,133
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,344
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 1.1, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 4.5, 4.4
Geographic location of Farmington, MI
#16
Farmington
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,503
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,102
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.6, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.2, 7.8, 5.5
Geographic location of Argentine Township, MI
#17
Argentine Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,473
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $73,963
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.5, 2.9, 3.2
Geographic location of Rochester, MI
#18
Rochester
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,362
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,904
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.4, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.0, 3.8, 3.7
#19
Brandon Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,161
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,541
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 0.7, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 3.1, 3.1
Geographic location of Milford Township, MI
#20
Milford
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,038
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,997
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.5, 3.7, 4.0
Geographic location of Independence Township, MI
#21
Independence Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,302
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $94,018
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.9, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 4.8, 5.2
#22
Springfield Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,551
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,270
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 2.6, 3.7
Geographic location of Clayton Township, MI
#23
Clayton Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,057
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $42,212
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 1.3, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.5, 6.3, 4.4
#24
Cambridge Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,679
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,051
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.9, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.2, 4.8, 4.1
#25
White Lake Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    31,505
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,384
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.8, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 6.7, 8.5
Geographic location of Berkley, MI
#26
Berkley
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,410
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,905
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.6, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 3.5, 5.7
Geographic location of Orion Township, MI
#27
Orion Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,125
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,323
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 4.7, 5.5
#28
Chocolay Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,918
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,815
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, 1.9, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.2, 4.6, 3.5
#29
West Bloomfield Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    65,711
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $104,368
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.7, 5.2, 5.9
Geographic location of Oxford Township, MI
#30
Oxford Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,592
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,550
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 4.2, 4.2
Beverly Hills, Michigan
#31
Beverly Hills
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,363
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $127,419
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.2, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, 7.5, 5.5
Geographic location of Commerce Township, MI
#32
Commerce Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    39,689
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,053
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.7, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.2, 5.1, 5.0
Geographic location of Tittabawassee Township, MI
#33
Tittabawassee Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,009
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $84,171
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.6, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, 4.1, 4.8
Geographic location of South Lyon, MI
#34
South Lyon
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,877
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $73,200
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 0.5, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 2.8, 3.4
Geographic location of Rochester Hills, MI
#35
Rochester Hills
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    74,913
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $93,953
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.5, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.4, 6.1, 5.9
#36
Bloomfield Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    42,059
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $132,929
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.3, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.1, 7.7, 7.7
Geographic location of New Baltimore, MI
#37
New Baltimore
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,377
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $77,730
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, 3.8, 4.6
#38
Forsyth Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,182
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $51,746
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 1.9, 4.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.6, 4.5, 7.7
Geographic location of Birmingham, MI
#39
Birmingham
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,536
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $122,804
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.6, 5.9, 6.4
Geographic location of Clawson, MI
#40
Clawson
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,846
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,717
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.6, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.7, 4.4, 5.8
Geographic location of Lyon Township, MI
#41
Lyon Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,838
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $117,308
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.6, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.6, 5.8, N/A
Geographic location of Montrose Township, MI
#42
Montrose Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,431
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,094
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.8, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.6, 7.9, 6.3
Geographic location of Green Oak Township, MI
#43
Green Oak Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,154
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $90,706
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.8, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.1, 6.5, 7.4
Geographic location of Plymouth Township, MI
#44
Plymouth Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,988
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,439
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.7, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.0, 6.8, 6.1
Map of Tecumseh City, Michigan
#45
Tecumseh
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,392
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,428
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.8, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.0, 9.3, 6.7
Geographic location of Plymouth, MI
#46
Plymouth
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,159
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,073
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.7, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.7, 6.6, 8.1
Geographic location of Shelby Township, MI
#47
Shelby Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    81,416
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,941
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.2, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.0, 5.9, 6.3
Northville Township, Michigan Map
#48
Northville Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    29,434
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $113,918
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.7, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.9, 10.2, 10.4
Geographic location of Saline, MI
#49
Saline
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,400
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,203
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 0.6, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.9, 6.6, 8.1
Northville City, Michigan Map
#50
Northville
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,956
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $114,346
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.5, 7.4, 6.7

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We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, based on the state’s median population. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2020.

2022 Rank
City
Population
2022 VC per 1,000Icon Tooltip  Dark
2022 PC per 1,000Icon Tooltip  Dark
2021 Rank
51Columbia Township7,3501.55.461
52Riverview11,9861.35.873
53Royal Oak59,5060.76.753
54Trenton18,0851.26.056
55Marysville9,6430.86.652
56St. Louis7,2441.45.896
57Walled Lake7,1420.86.758
58Bath Township13,1670.57.464
59Flushing7,8271.36.155
60Petoskey5,7671.95.226
61Zeeland5,5401.85.4N/A
62Sumpter Township9,3481.95.551
63Novi61,5541.07.057
64Farmington Hills80,7081.06.969
65Chelsea5,4711.36.6N/A
66"Richfield Township, Genesee County"8,2921.26.848
67St. Johns7,9541.36.862
68Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township8,8941.07.478
69Mason8,4801.76.594
70Northfield Township8,7201.07.581
71Grosse Pointe Woods15,2690.78.0101
72Huron Township16,2882.06.059
73Brownstown Township32,2551.96.592
74Thomas Township11,4111.37.470
75Grosse Pointe Farms9,0770.39.463
76Grand Ledge7,9081.18.279
77St. Clair Shores58,8981.77.483
78DeWitt Township15,7561.38.266
79Midland41,6821.57.974
80Troy84,4411.08.787
81Denton Township5,4210.49.8N/A
82Marquette20,9572.27.068
83Canton Township94,1281.48.488
84Frankenmuth5,5950.79.7N/A
85Ishpeming6,4103.65.389
86Garden City26,2822.17.8116
87Waterford Township72,7352.27.780
88Sterling Heights132,7451.88.665
89Howell9,6202.38.2100
90Milan6,0651.69.275
91Ionia11,1531.59.6126
92Hampton Township9,3541.99.172
93Davison Township19,1971.99.486
94Holly6,1572.38.842
95Woodhaven12,4270.611.397
96Richmond5,8563.96.399
97Clay Township8,8862.68.476
98Lincoln Township14,5870.511.684
99Grosse Pointe Park10,9981.210.9105
100Grand Blanc7,8312.69.371
101Brighton7,6790.512.9124
102St. Joseph Township9,6382.79.8110
103East Grand Rapids12,1050.213.845
104Grand Haven11,1262.210.6119
105Hillsdale7,9721.312.2127
106Rockford6,4721.711.977
107Wixom14,1101.312.6103
108Big Rapids10,3553.59.4108
109Metro Police Authority of Genesee County19,8832.411.1111
110Flat Rock10,0192.710.7106
111Houghton7,7601.213.190
112Fraser14,4802.012.4117
113Mount Pleasant24,6681.912.8113
114Grand Blanc Township36,4981.813.193
115Alma8,8392.512.2104
116Livonia93,3422.212.8109
117Hazel Park16,3402.013.2120
118St. Joseph8,3132.812.0135
119Pittsfield Township39,4002.013.6115
120Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg6,6022.013.6144
121Sault Ste. Marie13,3402.313.2112
122Marshall6,9542.712.791
123Ann Arbor120,6472.413.2130
124Westland81,2444.110.9131
125Carrollton Township5,5994.310.598
126Center Line8,1622.713.1134
127Belding5,7412.613.885
128Oak Park29,4323.213.2128
129Coloma Township6,3191.715.5136
130Clinton Township100,8843.912.2118
131Saginaw Township38,9712.215.1129
132Madison Heights29,9062.315.3132
133Ferndale20,0482.515.4150
134East Lansing48,0981.517.0121
135Menominee7,9712.815.4151
136Bridgeport Township9,7364.113.5138
137Allen Park26,8093.714.2123
138Ludington8,1113.814.3141
139Hastings7,3074.813.1143
140Fenton11,3691.118.9122
141Genesee Township20,3255.512.2133
142Traverse City15,8555.413.3137
143Van Buren Township28,3553.416.6148
144Alpena9,9004.115.6159
145Holland33,2284.015.9149
146Southgate28,8482.917.5160
147Dearborn Heights55,1055.314.0140
148Warren133,9285.014.5155
149Dearborn93,5073.017.8156
150Auburn Hills25,1494.316.1154
151Cadillac10,5132.918.4185
152Oscoda Township6,7417.411.4107
153Wayne16,7346.513.1167
154Lapeer8,5052.619.0182
155Meridian Township43,5982.219.9142
156Wyoming76,0715.415.0146
157Walker25,0201.920.5152
158Madison Township8,2291.221.695
159Charlotte9,0913.218.6145
160Manistee6,1033.618.4139
161Muskegon Township18,0222.020.9164
162Southfield72,7944.018.0147
163Norton Shores24,7421.821.7125
164Coldwater12,0763.321.0161
165Redford Township46,5106.616.1163
166Taylor60,6986.118.3172
167Mount Morris Township20,2077.016.9162
168Hamtramck21,5148.414.9175
169River Rouge7,3698.714.5186
170Bay City32,4858.515.4178
171Grandville15,9133.124.3179
172Kentwood52,2634.423.1153
173Portage49,7982.226.9169
174Grand Rapids202,5137.119.5166
175Escanaba12,1114.524.0157
176Roseville46,9834.624.2171
177Adrian20,5406.821.6177
178Eastpointe32,0467.520.8183
179Flint94,84210.517.0194
180Burton28,4276.822.8N/A
181Blackman Township37,0343.627.9173
182Port Huron28,6027.922.1180
183Sturgis10,8316.724.0174
184Buena Vista Township8,04711.716.4188
185Fruitport Township14,4761.633.5176
186Melvindale10,1999.921.0165
187Romulus23,53310.520.1191
188Muskegon36,3917.027.6195
189Kalamazoo Township24,5625.331.0168
190Battle Creek60,4798.925.9196
191Niles11,1026.729.5189
192Pontiac59,41114.118.4193
193Dowagiac5,6488.729.0192
194Inkster24,17313.222.5187
195Greenville8,4154.937.7184
196Harper Woods13,67910.530.1201
197Jackson32,33210.831.0202
198Saginaw47,76721.515.1190
199Albion8,38111.831.1198
200Ypsilanti20,24014.229.2200
201Three Rivers7,6049.237.2203
202Ecorse9,57617.824.6181
203Lansing118,65114.330.0197
204Emmett Township11,6112.748.5199
205Flint Township30,17810.436.8N/A
206Highland Park10,68019.226.2207
207Lansing Township8,2546.949.2204
208Muskegon Heights10,72417.236.7209
209Detroit659,61621.832.1208
210Kalamazoo76,41114.348.0205
211Benton Harbor9,71031.931.7206
212Benton Township14,25124.544.3210
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