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Inkster, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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 Inkster 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 Inkster is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Inkster is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Inkster has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Inkster to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Inkster to other communities of similar population, then Inkster crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Inkster does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Inkster, 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 Inkster is one in 91.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Inkster experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Inkster's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Inkster 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 Inkster is one in 53.

Importantly, we found that Inkster has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Inkster is one in 188.

Inkster Crime Data

total Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Inkster Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

281

485

766

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.01

19.00

30.01

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
11.01
4.61
National Median: 4
    Inkster
    Michigan

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 91

in Inkster

1 in 217

in Michigan

Inkster Violent Crimes

Population: 25,527
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 11 31 12 227
Rate per 1,000 0.43 1.21 0.47 8.89

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
19.0
15.37
National Median: 20
    Inkster
    Michigan

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Inkster

1 in 65

in Michigan

Property Crimes

Population: 25,527
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 95 254 136
Rate per 1,000 3.72 9.95 5.33

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Inkster Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
122
25
National Median: 27.0
    Inkster
    Michigan