Grand Rapids, MI
Crime Rates



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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 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

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 26 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 39. 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 87% 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 156.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Grand Rapids's rate for property crime is 19 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 51.

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

1,292

3,909

5,201

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.43

19.45

25.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Grand Rapids 6.43
Michigan 4.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 156

in Grand Rapids

1 in 229

in Michigan

Grand Rapids VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 201,013
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 148 274 862
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.74 1.36 4.29

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)

Crime
Grand Rapids 19.45
Michigan 15.85

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Grand Rapids

1 in 63

in Michigan

Grand Rapids Property CRIMES

Population: 201,013
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 597 2,810 502
Rate per 1,000 2.97 13.98 2.50

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

Grand Rapids Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Grand Rapids 115
Michigan 25