The crime rate in Niles is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 46 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 Niles is 1 in 22. Based on FBI crime data, Niles is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Niles has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
Importantly, when you compare Niles to other communities of similar population, then Niles crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Niles does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.
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 Niles 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 Niles.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Niles occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Niles; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 290. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.
In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Niles is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Niles, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.