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Crime rate in Battle Creek, Michigan (MI): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Battle Creek, MI compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Battle Creek, MI

The 2018 crime rate in Battle Creek, MI is 469 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.6% U.S. cities. The 2018 Battle Creek crime rate rose by 1% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 6 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Battle Creek has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Battle Creek, MI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Battle Creek:

468.7
Springfield:

44.2
Augusta:

84.0
Galesburg:

85.2
Marshall:

159.2
Bellevue:

30.4
Richland:

277.6
Olivet:

171.7
Union City:

177.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Battle Creek by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(9.5)
7
(11.2)
3
(4.8)
4
(6.5)
8
(13.1)
5
(8.3)
5
(8.1)
3
(4.9)
4
(6.5)
3
(4.9)
3
(4.9)
6
(9.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
61
(96.7)
67
(107.0)
89
(143.2)
62
(101.0)
53
(86.7)
63
(104.3)
62
(100.6)
54
(88.2)
72
(117.6)
83
(136.3)
73
(120.0)
85
(140.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
109
(172.9)
116
(185.2)
130
(209.2)
118
(192.2)
137
(224.1)
120
(198.7)
98
(158.9)
66
(107.8)
63
(102.9)
64
(105.1)
72
(118.3)
69
(113.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
579
(918.3)
591
(943.7)
596
(959.1)
518
(843.6)
438
(716.4)
514
(851.2)
402
(652.0)
357
(583.1)
323
(527.4)
444
(729.0)
432
(709.9)
440
(725.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
691
(1,096)
831
(1,327)
1,001
(1,611)
1,056
(1,720)
1,166
(1,907)
1,075
(1,780)
1,146
(1,859)
770
(1,258)
647
(1,056)
607
(996.7)
501
(823.3)
467
(770.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,594
(4,114)
2,428
(3,877)
2,397
(3,857)
2,245
(3,656)
1,964
(3,212)
1,910
(3,163)
1,846
(2,994)
1,477
(2,412)
1,516
(2,476)
1,629
(2,675)
1,656
(2,721)
1,414
(2,333)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
187
(296.6)
218
(348.1)
193
(310.6)
148
(241.0)
133
(217.5)
149
(246.7)
97
(157.3)
103
(168.2)
72
(117.6)
89
(146.1)
94
(154.5)
77
(127.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
20
(31.7)
23
(36.7)
26
(41.8)
16
(26.1)
26
(42.5)
19
(31.5)
25
(40.5)
16
(26.1)
15
(24.5)
15
(24.6)
24
(39.4)
16
(26.4)
City-Data.com crime index596.9628.0670.7606.1585.4600.8537.2427.3425.8484.6462.2468.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 503 registered sex offenders living in Battle Creek, Michigan as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Battle Creek is 103 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Battle Creek:

579.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Battle Creek:

543.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Battle Creek:

563.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Battle Creek:

445.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Battle Creek:

443.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2011
Battle Creek:

522.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Battle Creek:

645.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Battle Creek:

583.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Battle Creek:

631.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Battle Creek:

737.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Battle Creek:

693.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Battle Creek:

661.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Battle Creek:

466.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Battle Creek:

555.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Battle Creek:

675.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Battle Creek:

289.8
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Battle Creek:

323.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Battle Creek:

355.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Battle Creek:

352.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Battle Creek:

397.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2011
Battle Creek:

545.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Battle Creek:

551.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Battle Creek:

574.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Battle Creek:

562.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Battle Creek:

561.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Battle Creek:

511.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Battle Creek:

469.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Battle Creek:

405.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Battle Creek:

478.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Battle Creek:

497.1
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 139 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Michigan average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 130 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Michigan average:

1.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 125 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Michigan average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 126 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Michigan average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 117 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Michigan average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 117 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Michigan average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 122 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Michigan average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 127 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Michigan average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 134 (116 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Michigan average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 133 (114 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Michigan average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 134 (115 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Michigan average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 133 (114 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Michigan average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 132 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Michigan average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 133 (114 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Michigan average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 133 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Michigan average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 141 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Michigan average:

2.05

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Battle Creek, MI
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 49014, 49015, 49017, 49034, 49037.