Royal Oak, MI
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Royal Oak, 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 12 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Royal Oak is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 60% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Royal Oak is one in 81. Compared to communities within Michigan, Royal Oak‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 57% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Royal Oak is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, 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.

For Royal Oak, 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 Royal Oak than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1054, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Royal Oak; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Royal Oak Crime Data

 

Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Royal Oak Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

56

675

731

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.95

11.44

12.39

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Royal Oak 0.95
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,054

in Royal Oak

1 in 241

in Michigan

Royal Oak VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 59,008
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 13 8 33
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.22 0.14 0.56

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
Royal Oak 11.44
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 87

in Royal Oak

1 in 53

in Michigan

Royal Oak Property CRIMES

Population: 59,008
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 99 549 27
Rate per 1,000 1.68 9.30 0.46

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

Royal Oak Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Royal Oak 62
Michigan 28