Brighton has an overall crime rate of 22 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Brighton is 1 in 46. How does Brighton fare compared to other communities in Michigan of all population sizes? Brighton's crime rate is lower than approximately 38% of Michigan communities.
How does the crime rate in Brighton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Brighton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Brighton's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Brighton does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Brighton.
For Brighton, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Brighton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1247, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brighton's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Brighton a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Brighton is one in 48.