Otsego, MI
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The crime rate in Otsego is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Otsego is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Otsego is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Otsego has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Otsego, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Otsego than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 998, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Otsego's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Otsego 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 Otsego is one in 44.

Otsego Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Otsego Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

91

95

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.00

22.80

23.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Otsego 1.00
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 998

in Otsego

1 in 241

in Michigan
Otsego VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,991
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.25 0.00 0.75
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
Otsego 22.80
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Otsego

1 in 53

in Michigan
Otsego Property CRIMES
Population: 3,991
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 71 3
Rate per 1,000 4.26 17.79 0.75
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

Otsego Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Otsego 45
Michigan 28