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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Ann Arbor has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Ann Arbor is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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 497. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ann Arbor's rate for property crime is 22 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 46.

Ann Arbor Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Ann Arbor Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Ann Arbor 2.01
Michigan 4.59

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 497

in Ann Arbor

1 in 218

in Michigan


Population: 120,782
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 53 46 143
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.44 0.38 1.18


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Ann Arbor 21.73
Michigan 19.10

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Ann Arbor

1 in 52

in Michigan

Ann Arbor Property CRIMES

Population: 120,782
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 268 2,237 120
Rate per 1,000 2.22 18.52 0.99

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Ann Arbor Crimes Per Square Mile

Ann Arbor 100
Michigan 29