Ann Arbor, MI
Crime Rates



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Ann Arbor, MI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Ann Arbor is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Ann Arbor is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Ann Arbor is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Ann Arbor has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Ann Arbor compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Ann Arbor with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Ann Arbor'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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 376. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ann Arbor's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor is one in 48.

Ann Arbor Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Ann Arbor Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

324

2,548

2,872

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.66

20.90

23.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ann Arbor 2.66
Michigan 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 376

in Ann Arbor

1 in 223

in Michigan

Ann Arbor VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 121,890
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 79 49 194
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.65 0.40 1.59

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ann Arbor 20.90
Michigan 16.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Ann Arbor

1 in 60

in Michigan

Ann Arbor Property CRIMES

Population: 121,890
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 252 2,213 83
Rate per 1,000 2.07 18.16 0.68

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Ann Arbor Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ann Arbor 100
Michigan 26