Howell, MI
Crime Rates


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Howell, MI crime analytics

The crime rate in Howell is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Howell is 1 in 50. Based on FBI crime data, Howell is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Howell has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Howell compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Howell with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Howell's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Howell occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Howell; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 353. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Howell's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Howell 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 Howell is one in 59.

Howell Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Howell Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Howell 2.84
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 353

in Howell

1 in 241

in Michigan
Population: 9,521
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 2 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.95 0.21 1.68
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)

Howell 17.02
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Howell

1 in 53

in Michigan
Howell Property CRIMES
Population: 9,521
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 139 8
Rate per 1,000 1.58 14.60 0.84
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

Howell Crimes Per Square Mile

Howell 38
Michigan 28