The crime rate in Canton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Canton is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Canton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Canton has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Canton has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Canton is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
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 Canton 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 Canton.
For Canton, 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 Canton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1919, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Canton's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Canton 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 Canton is one in 39.