Grand Rapids, MI
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Grand Rapids, MI crime analytics


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 31 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 32. 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 88% 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 137.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Grand Rapids's rate for property crime is 24 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 42.

Grand Rapids Crime Data

 
Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Grand Rapids Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,424

4,674

6,098

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.30

23.96

31.26

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Grand Rapids 7.30
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 137

in Grand Rapids

1 in 241

in Michigan
Grand Rapids VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 195,097
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 131 424 859
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.67 2.17 4.40
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
Grand Rapids 23.96
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Grand Rapids

1 in 53

in Michigan
Grand Rapids Property CRIMES
Population: 195,097
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 975 3,407 292
Rate per 1,000 5.00 17.46 1.50
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

Grand Rapids Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Grand Rapids 135
Michigan 28