South Lyon, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than South Lyon. With an annual crime rate of only 3 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 288. These crime statistics put South Lyon in the elite group of the safest communities in the nation, and safer than approximately 90% of the cities and towns in Michigan.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to South Lyon, and we found that the crime rate in South Lyon is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means South Lyon 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 South Lyon 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 South Lyon.

For South Lyon, 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 South Lyon than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1689, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in South Lyon compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in South Lyon is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, South Lyon is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

South Lyon Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

South Lyon Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    South Lyon

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,689

in South Lyon

1 in 229

in Michigan


Population: 11,821
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.25 0.00 0.34


Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 21
    South Lyon

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 348

in South Lyon

1 in 63

in Michigan

South Lyon Property CRIMES

Population: 11,821
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4 30 0
Rate per 1,000 0.34 2.54 0.00

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

South Lyon Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3
    South Lyon