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Royal Oak, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Royal Oak has an overall crime rate of 10 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Royal Oak is 1 in 105. How does Royal Oak fare compared to other communities in Michigan of all population sizes? Royal Oak's crime rate is lower than approximately 47% of Michigan communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Royal Oak, and we found that the crime rate in Royal Oak is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Royal Oak is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Royal Oak'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 Royal Oak is one in 737.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Royal Oak; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 8 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Royal Oak Crime Data

total Crime Index

50

(100 is safest)


Safer than 50% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Royal Oak Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

78

471

549

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.36

8.19

9.55

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.36
4.61
National Median: 4
    Royal Oak
    Michigan

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 737

in Royal Oak

1 in 217

in Michigan

Royal Oak Violent Crimes

Population: 57,495
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 7 63
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.14 0.12 1.10

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
8.19
15.37
National Median: 20
    Royal Oak
    Michigan

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 122

in Royal Oak

1 in 65

in Michigan

Property Crimes

Population: 57,495
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 384 54
Rate per 1,000 0.57 6.68 0.94

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Royal Oak Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
47
25
National Median: 27.0
    Royal Oak
    Michigan