Southfield, MI
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Southfield, 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

The crime rate in Southfield is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Southfield is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Southfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Southfield has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Southfield compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Southfield with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Southfield's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Southfield 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 Southfield.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Southfield 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 Southfield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 314. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Southfield's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Southfield 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 Southfield is one in 39.

Importantly, we found that Southfield has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Southfield is one in 270.

Southfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Southfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

233

1,880

2,113

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.18

25.70

28.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Southfield 3.18
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 314

in Southfield

1 in 241

in Michigan

Southfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 73,156
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 22 75 135
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.30 1.03 1.85

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
Southfield 25.70
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Southfield

1 in 53

in Michigan

Southfield Property CRIMES

Population: 73,156
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 341 1,268 271
Rate per 1,000 4.66 17.33 3.70

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

Southfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Southfield 80
Michigan 28