Decatur, MI
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With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Decatur 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 17. Within Michigan, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Decatur.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a village'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 1,767, Decatur has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Decatur 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 Decatur.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Decatur 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 Decatur.

For Decatur, 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 Decatur is one in 110.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Decatur is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Decatur, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Decatur Crime Data

 
Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Decatur Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

89

105

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.05

50.37

59.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Decatur 9.05
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 110

in Decatur

1 in 241

in Michigan
Decatur VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,767
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 1 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 3.40 0.57 5.09
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Decatur 50.37
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Decatur

1 in 53

in Michigan
Decatur Property CRIMES
Population: 1,767
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 74 1
Rate per 1,000 7.92 41.88 0.57
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Decatur Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Decatur 73
Michigan 28