Kalamazoo, MI
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Kalamazoo, MI crime analytics


With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Kalamazoo has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 20. Within Michigan, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Kalamazoo. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Kalamazoo to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Kalamazoo to other communities of similar population, then Kalamazoo crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo.

For Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo is one in 86.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Kalamazoo is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Kalamazoo, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Kalamazoo Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Kalamazoo Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

882

2,834

3,716

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.60

37.27

48.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kalamazoo 11.60
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 86

in Kalamazoo

1 in 241

in Michigan
Kalamazoo VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 76,041
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 101 176 603
Rate per 1,000 0.03 1.33 2.31 7.93
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
Kalamazoo 37.27
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Kalamazoo

1 in 53

in Michigan
Kalamazoo Property CRIMES
Population: 76,041
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 654 2,008 172
Rate per 1,000 8.60 26.41 2.26
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

Kalamazoo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kalamazoo 148
Michigan 28