Shepherd, MI
Crime Rates


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Shepherd, MI crime analytics

Shepherd has an overall crime rate of 18 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 Shepherd is 1 in 56. How does Shepherd fare compared to other communities in Michigan of all population sizes? Shepherd's crime rate is lower than approximately 35% of Michigan communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Shepherd 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 Shepherd; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 502. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Shepherd; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Shepherd Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Shepherd Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Shepherd 1.99
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 502

in Shepherd

1 in 241

in Michigan
Population: 1,507
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.99
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)

Shepherd 15.93
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in Shepherd

1 in 53

in Michigan
Shepherd Property CRIMES
Population: 1,507
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4 20 0
Rate per 1,000 2.65 13.27 0.00
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

Shepherd Crimes Per Square Mile

Shepherd 28
Michigan 28