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


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

Crime rate in Detroit, MI

The 2018 crime rate in Detroit, MI was 838 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 3.1 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.2% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Detroit crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 261 - a decrease of 6 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Detroit has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Detroit, MI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Detroit:

838.2
Highland Park:

705.4
Hamtramck:

323.0
Hazel Park:

208.8
Ferndale:

145.0
Pleasant Ridge:

76.1
Oak Park:

164.5
Huntington Woods:

65.3
Center Line:

273.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Detroit by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
354
(39.3)
418
(47.3)
394
(45.8)
306
(33.8)
365
(40.2)
310
(34.5)
344
(48.2)
386
(54.6)
316
(45.2)
298
(43.5)
295
(43.8)
303
(45.2)
267
(39.8)
261
(38.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
589
(65.4)
593
(67.0)
341
(39.6)
330
(36.4)
335
(36.9)
405
(45.0)
427
(59.9)
441
(62.4)
618
(88.3)
557
(81.4)
530
(78.7)
579
(86.5)
697
(103.9)
988
(147.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6,820
(757.0)
7,240
(818.6)
6,575
(763.7)
6,115
(675.1)
5,913
(650.9)
5,538
(615.7)
4,962
(695.7)
4,843
(684.9)
4,774
(682.1)
3,570
(521.4)
3,457
(513.5)
2,941
(439.2)
2,639
(393.4)
2,309
(344.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13,477
(1,496)
13,143
(1,486)
12,398
(1,440)
10,677
(1,179)
11,255
(1,239)
10,723
(1,192)
9,512
(1,334)
9,341
(1,321)
8,796
(1,257)
9,191
(1,342)
7,564
(1,124)
9,882
(1,476)
10,193
(1,520)
9,920
(1,478)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15,304
(1,699)
18,134
(2,050)
17,767
(2,064)
17,818
(1,967)
18,993
(2,091)
17,090
(1,900)
15,994
(2,242)
13,488
(1,908)
11,754
(1,679)
9,177
(1,340)
7,820
(1,162)
8,787
(1,312)
8,258
(1,231)
7,440
(1,108)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
17,383
(1,929)
21,287
(2,407)
20,918
(2,430)
18,836
(2,080)
18,574
(2,045)
18,095
(2,012)
16,456
(2,307)
15,968
(2,258)
17,188
(2,456)
13,723
(2,004)
14,523
(2,157)
13,938
(2,081)
14,045
(2,094)
15,003
(2,235)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21,285
(2,363)
22,917
(2,591)
19,617
(2,278)
16,441
(1,815)
13,011
(1,432)
12,602
(1,401)
11,368
(1,594)
11,500
(1,626)
11,893
(1,699)
10,083
(1,473)
5,216
(774.8)
8,905
(1,330)
8,155
(1,216)
6,454
(961.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
936
(103.9)
859
(97.1)
758
(88.0)
691
(76.3)
624
(68.7)
1,082
(120.3)
957
(134.2)
562
(79.5)
611
(87.3)
490
(71.6)
842
(125.1)
554
(82.7)
869
(129.5)
853
(127.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)1042.31138.01064.2901.1895.6853.7996.6982.7968.7868.8759.0868.0851.9838.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 3,480 registered sex offenders living in Detroit, Michigan as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Detroit is 193 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Detroit:

1,135.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Detroit:

1,140.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Detroit:

1,134.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Detroit:

984.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Detroit:

1,100.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Detroit:

1,148.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Detroit:

1,174.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Detroit:

1,171.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Detroit:

1,017.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Detroit:

1,062.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Detroit:

1,030.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Detroit:

1,233.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Detroit:

1,313.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Detroit:

1,270.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Detroit:

843.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Detroit:

964.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Detroit:

984.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Detroit:

477.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Detroit:

533.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Detroit:

566.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Detroit:

456.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Detroit:

589.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Detroit:

713.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Detroit:

738.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Detroit:

802.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Detroit:

690.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Detroit:

735.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Detroit:

769.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Detroit:

876.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Detroit:

919.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Detroit:

790.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Detroit:

678.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Detroit:

737.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Detroit:

703.0
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: 3,019 (2,398 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
Michigan average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 3,084 (2,499 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.73
Michigan average:

1.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,855 (2,350 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
Michigan average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,436 (2,255 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.35
Michigan average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,675 (2,318 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.39
Michigan average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,632 (2,356 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Michigan average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,883 (2,570 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
Michigan average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3,087 (2,760 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.87
Michigan average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 3,210 (2,890 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
Michigan average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 3,273 (2,930 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Michigan average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 3,401 (3,032 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.35
Michigan average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 3,403 (3,037 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Michigan average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 3,509 (3,164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
Michigan average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 3,695 (3,327 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
Michigan average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 4,612 (3,772 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.97
Michigan average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 4,387 (3,837 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.03
Michigan average:

2.05

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Detroit, MI
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 48201, 48202, 48203, 48204, 48205, 48206, 48207, 48208, 48209, 48210, 48211, 48212, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48216, 48217, 48219, 48221, 48223, 48224, 48225, 48226, 48227, 48228, 48233, 48234, 48235, 48236, 48238, 48239, 48240, 48243.