Dowagiac, MI
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Dowagiac, MI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Dowagiac has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Dowagiac is 1 in 80. How does Dowagiac fare compared to other communities in Michigan of all population sizes? Dowagiac's crime rate is lower than approximately 56% of Michigan communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Dowagiac's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Dowagiac is one in 650.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Dowagiac is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Dowagiac than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 91.

Dowagiac Crime Data

 

Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Dowagiac Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9

64

73

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.54

10.94

12.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Dowagiac 1.54
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 650

in Dowagiac

1 in 241

in Michigan

Dowagiac VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 5,851
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Dowagiac 10.94
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 91

in Dowagiac

1 in 53

in Michigan

Dowagiac Property CRIMES

Population: 5,851
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Dowagiac Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Dowagiac 16
Michigan 28