Niles, MI
Crime Rates

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Niles, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

The crime rate in Niles is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Niles is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Niles is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Niles has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Niles, 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 Niles is one in 151.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Niles's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Niles 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 Niles is one in 40.

Niles Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Niles Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Niles 6.63
Michigan 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 151

in Niles

1 in 223

in Michigan


Population: 11,158
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 20 14 40
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.79 1.25 3.58


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Niles 25.27
Michigan 16.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Niles

1 in 60

in Michigan

Niles Property CRIMES

Population: 11,158
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 200 29
Rate per 1,000 4.75 17.92 2.60

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Niles Crimes Per Square Mile

Niles 60
Michigan 26