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Dearborn Heights, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

The crime rate in Dearborn Heights is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Dearborn Heights is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Dearborn Heights is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Dearborn Heights has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Dearborn Heights has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 201. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Dearborn Heights's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights is one in 65.

Importantly, we found that Dearborn Heights has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Dearborn Heights is one in 273.

Dearborn Heights Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 22% of U.S. cities.

Dearborn Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Dearborn Heights

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 201

in Dearborn Heights

1 in 217

in Michigan

Dearborn Heights Violent Crimes

Population: 61,980
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 21 24 264
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 0.39 4.26

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 20
    Dearborn Heights

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Dearborn Heights

1 in 65

in Michigan

Property Crimes

Population: 61,980
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 152 574 227
Rate per 1,000 2.45 9.26 3.66

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Dearborn Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 27.0
    Dearborn Heights