Paw Paw, MI
Crime Rates


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Paw Paw, MI crime analytics

With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Paw Paw 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 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Paw Paw.

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 3,455, Paw Paw has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Paw Paw 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 Paw Paw.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Paw Paw occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Paw Paw; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 230. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Paw Paw is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Paw Paw, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Paw Paw Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Paw Paw Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Paw Paw 4.34
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 230

in Paw Paw

1 in 241

in Michigan


Population: 3,455
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.58 0.29 3.47


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)

Paw Paw 45.44
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Paw Paw

1 in 53

in Michigan

Paw Paw Property CRIMES

Population: 3,455
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9 143 5
Rate per 1,000 2.60 41.39 1.45

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

Paw Paw Crimes Per Square Mile

Paw Paw 59
Michigan 28