Battle Creek, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Battle Creek has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Michigan, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Battle Creek. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Battle Creek to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 51,093, Battle Creek has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Battle Creek does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Battle Creek.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek.

For Battle Creek, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Battle Creek is one in 87.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Battle Creek experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Battle Creek is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Battle Creek, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Battle Creek Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Battle Creek Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

584

2,055

2,639

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.43

40.22

51.65

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
11.43
4.37
National Median: 4
    Battle Creek
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 87

in Battle Creek

1 in 229

in Michigan

Battle Creek VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 51,093
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 63 69 447
Rate per 1,000 0.10 1.23 1.35 8.75

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
40.22
15.85
National Median: 21
    Battle Creek
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Battle Creek

1 in 63

in Michigan

Battle Creek Property CRIMES

Population: 51,093
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 461 1,454 140
Rate per 1,000 9.02 28.46 2.74

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Battle Creek Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
60
25
National Median: 28.3
    Battle Creek
    Michigan