Lansing, MI
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Lansing, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Lansing 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 24. Within Michigan, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lansing. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Lansing to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Lansing, 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 Lansing is one in 88.

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 Lansing 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 Lansing's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Lansing 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 Lansing is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Lansing 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 Lansing is one in 292.

Lansing Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Lansing Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,335

3,619

4,954

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.41

30.94

42.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lansing 11.41
Michigan 4.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 88

in Lansing

1 in 222

in Michigan

Lansing VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 116,986
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 14 116 238 967
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.99 2.03 8.27

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lansing 30.94
Michigan 18.00

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Lansing

1 in 56

in Michigan

Lansing Property CRIMES

Population: 116,986
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 891 2,327 401
Rate per 1,000 7.62 19.89 3.43

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Lansing Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lansing 135
Michigan 28