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


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

Crime rate in Grand Rapids, MI

The 2022 crime rate in Grand Rapids, MI is 442 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.8 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 95.5% U.S. cities. The 2022 Grand Rapids crime rate rose by 9% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 19 - an increase of 2 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Grand Rapids has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Grand Rapids, MI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Grand Rapids:

442.4
East Grand Rapids:

63.9
Wyoming:

290.3
Walker:

192.4
Kentwood:

253.2
Grandville:

215.4
Rockford:

63.2
Sparta:

135.8
Lowell:

103.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Grand Rapids by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(4.7)
9
(4.8)
10
(5.3)
16
(8.4)
17
(8.9)
7
(3.6)
10
(5.1)
10
(5.1)
12
(6.1)
5
(2.5)
8
(4.0)
32
(15.8)
17
(8.4)
19
(9.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
78
(40.4)
90
(47.9)
81
(43.1)
46
(24.2)
82
(42.9)
86
(44.5)
128
(65.6)
142
(72.3)
143
(72.3)
148
(73.8)
154
(76.3)
160
(79.0)
170
(84.5)
187
(95.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
581
(301.2)
521
(277.1)
464
(246.9)
462
(243.2)
471
(246.3)
426
(220.3)
423
(216.6)
321
(163.3)
351
(177.4)
319
(159.2)
275
(136.3)
326
(161.0)
295
(146.6)
267
(135.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
936
(485.2)
1,025
(545.1)
840
(447.1)
941
(495.4)
756
(395.4)
862
(445.7)
859
(439.9)
854
(434.5)
904
(456.9)
848
(423.1)
862
(427.2)
1,433
(707.6)
1,492
(741.3)
1,453
(738.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,454
(1,272)
2,771
(1,474)
1,952
(1,039)
1,917
(1,009)
1,621
(847.7)
1,126
(582.3)
974
(498.8)
822
(418.2)
763
(385.6)
679
(338.8)
595
(294.8)
812
(401.0)
577
(286.7)
546
(277.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6,010
(3,116)
4,609
(2,451)
3,897
(2,074)
4,433
(2,334)
4,315
(2,257)
3,755
(1,942)
3,339
(1,710)
3,208
(1,632)
2,976
(1,504)
2,883
(1,438)
2,775
(1,375)
4,198
(2,073)
3,621
(1,799)
3,894
(1,980)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
371
(192.3)
380
(202.1)
325
(173.0)
268
(141.1)
252
(131.8)
293
(151.5)
291
(149.0)
304
(154.7)
363
(183.5)
270
(134.7)
501
(248.3)
839
(414.3)
937
(465.5)
1,472
(748.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
76
(39.4)
100
(53.2)
71
(37.8)
90
(47.4)
62
(32.4)
64
(33.1)
45
(23.0)
60
(30.5)
54
(27.3)
37
(18.5)
35
(17.3)
69
(34.1)
53
(26.3)
58
(29.5)
City-Data.com crime index458.1457.4378.1383.5365.2328.6330.9310.8316.4288.5290.8428.8405.9442.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 1,546 registered sex offenders living in Grand Rapids, Michigan as of June 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grand Rapids is 127 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Grand Rapids, MI?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Grand Rapids:

551.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Grand Rapids:

545.3
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Grand Rapids:

544.9
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Grand Rapids:

366.0
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Grand Rapids:

370.0
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Grand Rapids:

401.5
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Grand Rapids:

381.4
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Grand Rapids:

404.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Grand Rapids:

384.7
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Grand Rapids:

381.5
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Grand Rapids:

410.4
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Grand Rapids:

400.7
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Grand Rapids:

468.5
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Grand Rapids:

443.0
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Grand Rapids:

547.7
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Grand Rapids:

434.5
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Grand Rapids:

443.2
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Grand Rapids:

442.0
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Grand Rapids:

266.8
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Grand Rapids:

217.1
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Grand Rapids:

246.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Grand Rapids:

165.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Grand Rapids:

159.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Grand Rapids:

179.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Grand Rapids:

188.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Grand Rapids:

207.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Grand Rapids:

236.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Grand Rapids:

302.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Grand Rapids:

339.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Grand Rapids:

337.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Grand Rapids:

447.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Grand Rapids:

439.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Grand Rapids:

441.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Grand Rapids:

416.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Grand Rapids:

408.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Grand Rapids:

367.7
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 385 (283 officers - 242 male; 41 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Michigan average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 360 (291 officers - 244 male; 47 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Michigan average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 368 (299 officers - 253 male; 46 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Michigan average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 335 (276 officers - 246 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Michigan average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 335 (276 officers - 246 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Michigan average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 335 (276 officers - 246 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Michigan average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 364 (285 officers - 255 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Michigan average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 384 (283 officers - 251 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Michigan average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 353 (282 officers - 249 male; 33 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Michigan average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 366 (292 officers - 258 male; 34 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Michigan average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 382 (305 officers - 267 male; 38 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Michigan average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 392 (315 officers - 273 male; 42 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Michigan average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 395 (325 officers - 281 male; 44 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Michigan average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 395 (323 officers - 278 male; 45 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Michigan average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 390 (320 officers - 274 male; 46 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Michigan average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 417 (332 officers - 285 male; 47 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Michigan average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 395 (331 officers - 282 male; 49 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Michigan average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 399 (333 officers - 279 male; 54 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Michigan average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 446 (355 officers - 298 male; 57 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Michigan average:

2.05

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Grand Rapids, MI
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 49503, 49504, 49505, 49507, 49534, 49544.