Grand Rapids, MI
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Grand Rapids, 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 Grand Rapids is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Grand Rapids is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Grand Rapids is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Grand Rapids 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, Grand Rapids has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids.

For Grand Rapids, 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 Grand Rapids is one in 145.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Grand Rapids's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids is one in 44.

Grand Rapids Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Grand Rapids Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,357

4,480

5,837

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.91

22.81

29.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Grand Rapids 6.91
Michigan 4.59

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 145

in Grand Rapids

1 in 218

in Michigan

Grand Rapids VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 196,445
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 155 322 870
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.79 1.64 4.43

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Grand Rapids 22.81
Michigan 19.10

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Grand Rapids

1 in 52

in Michigan

Grand Rapids Property CRIMES

Population: 196,445
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 842 3,327 311
Rate per 1,000 4.29 16.94 1.58

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

Grand Rapids Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Grand Rapids 129
Michigan 29