Mecosta, MI
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The crime rate in Mecosta is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Mecosta is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Mecosta is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Mecosta has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a village's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 453, Mecosta has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Mecosta does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Mecosta.

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

For Mecosta, 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 Mecosta is one in 151.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Mecosta; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Mecosta Crime Data

 
Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Mecosta Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

7

10

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.62

15.45

22.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mecosta 6.62
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 151

in Mecosta

1 in 241

in Michigan
Mecosta VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 453
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Mecosta 15.45
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Mecosta

1 in 53

in Michigan
Mecosta Property CRIMES
Population: 453
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Mecosta Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mecosta 9
Michigan 28

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