Petoskey, MI
Crime Rates


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Petoskey, MI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Petoskey is safer than 68% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Michigan, only on the order of 32% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Petoskey. If you live in Petoskey, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 95. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Petoskey has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Petoskey is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Petoskey's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Petoskey is one in 715.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Petoskey is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Petoskey than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 110.

Petoskey Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Petoskey Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Petoskey 1.40
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 715

in Petoskey

1 in 241

in Michigan


Population: 5,719
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.35 0.00 1.05


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)

Petoskey 9.09
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 110

in Petoskey

1 in 53

in Michigan

Petoskey Property CRIMES

Population: 5,719
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10 41 1
Rate per 1,000 1.75 7.17 0.17

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

Petoskey Crimes Per Square Mile

Petoskey 12
Michigan 28