Portage, MI
Crime Rates

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Portage, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Portage is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Portage is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Portage is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Portage has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Portage 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 Portage; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 424. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Portage's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Portage 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 Portage is one in 33.

Portage Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Portage Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Portage 2.36
Michigan 4.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 424

in Portage

1 in 222

in Michigan


Population: 48,816
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 33 15 67
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.68 0.31 1.37


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Portage 30.34
Michigan 18.00

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Portage

1 in 56

in Michigan

Portage Property CRIMES

Population: 48,816
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 188 1,232 61
Rate per 1,000 3.85 25.24 1.25

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Portage Crimes Per Square Mile

Portage 45
Michigan 28