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


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

Crime rate in Kalamazoo, MI

The 2019 crime rate in Kalamazoo, MI is 609 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.2 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.8% U.S. cities. The 2019 Kalamazoo crime rate fell by 6% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 9 - an increase of 2 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Kalamazoo has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Kalamazoo, MI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Kalamazoo:

608.6
Parchment:

231.2
Portage:

236.6
Galesburg:

85.2
Richland:

39.7
Vicksburg:

98.0
Mattawan:

295.4
Schoolcraft:

87.9
Plainwell:

152.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Kalamazoo by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(6.9)
9
(12.6)
1
(1.4)
2
(2.8)
9
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
9
(12.0)
6
(7.9)
2
(2.6)
7
(9.2)
10
(13.1)
7
(9.2)
9
(11.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
55
(75.8)
81
(113.3)
60
(83.2)
71
(99.1)
81
(112.9)
12
(54.8)
77
(102.9)
111
(146.3)
92
(120.5)
125
(163.6)
130
(170.5)
117
(153.9)
110
(143.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
238
(328.2)
302
(422.6)
221
(306.5)
204
(284.7)
185
(257.7)
16
(73.1)
165
(220.6)
157
(207.0)
172
(225.4)
182
(238.3)
152
(199.3)
159
(209.2)
182
(236.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
439
(605.4)
443
(619.9)
460
(637.9)
425
(593.0)
446
(621.4)
58
(264.8)
406
(542.8)
610
(804.1)
595
(779.6)
611
(799.9)
621
(814.3)
725
(953.7)
648
(843.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,327
(1,830)
1,039
(1,454)
1,170
(1,623)
1,430
(1,995)
1,039
(1,448)
183
(835.6)
835
(1,116)
677
(892.5)
650
(851.6)
755
(988.4)
710
(931.0)
842
(1,108)
703
(915.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,243
(4,472)
3,089
(4,323)
2,806
(3,891)
2,632
(3,673)
2,320
(3,232)
305
(1,393)
2,135
(2,854)
2,035
(2,683)
1,865
(2,443)
2,228
(2,917)
2,132
(2,796)
2,646
(3,481)
2,546
(3,314)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
396
(546.1)
344
(481.4)
268
(371.7)
264
(368.4)
175
(243.8)
28
(127.8)
150
(200.5)
189
(249.2)
171
(224.0)
238
(311.6)
332
(435.3)
337
(443.3)
329
(428.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
44
(60.7)
53
(74.2)
44
(61.0)
30
(41.9)
36
(50.2)
5
(22.8)
33
(44.1)
24
(31.6)
29
(38.0)
25
(32.7)
46
(60.3)
23
(30.3)
44
(57.3)
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The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 678 registered sex offenders living in Kalamazoo, Michigan as of September 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kalamazoo is 113 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Kalamazoo:

706.8
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Kalamazoo:

753.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Kalamazoo:

703.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Kalamazoo:

701.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Kalamazoo:

628.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Kalamazoo:

667.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2012
Kalamazoo:

508.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Kalamazoo:

223.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Kalamazoo:

577.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Kalamazoo:

543.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Kalamazoo:

558.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Kalamazoo:

659.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Kalamazoo:

556.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Kalamazoo:

445.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Kalamazoo:

244.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Kalamazoo:

152.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Kalamazoo:

386.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Kalamazoo:

412.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Kalamazoo:

462.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Kalamazoo:

391.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Kalamazoo:

390.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Kalamazoo:

326.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Kalamazoo:

350.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2012
Kalamazoo:

396.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Kalamazoo:

255.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Kalamazoo:

487.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Kalamazoo:

638.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Kalamazoo:

574.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Kalamazoo:

579.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Kalamazoo:

671.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Kalamazoo:

574.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Kalamazoo:

314.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Kalamazoo:

241.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Kalamazoo:

431.3
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 2019, including police officers: 262 (240 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
Michigan average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 251 (231 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Michigan average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 263 (225 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Michigan average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 259 (216 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Michigan average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 264 (219 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Michigan average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 249 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
Michigan average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 255 (209 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Michigan average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 256 (213 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Michigan average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 277 (234 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Michigan average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 287 (243 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.39
Michigan average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 295 (242 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Michigan average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 303 (249 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
Michigan average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 299 (245 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Michigan average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 288 (236 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Michigan average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 288 (234 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Michigan average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 315 (251 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Michigan average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 297 (241 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
Michigan average:

2.05

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

Zip codes: 49001, 49002, 49006, 49007, 49008, 49009, 49024, 49074.