Southgate, MI
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Southgate, 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 Southgate is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Southgate is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Southgate is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Southgate has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Southgate 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 Southgate; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 308. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Southgate experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Southgate's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Southgate 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 Southgate is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Southgate 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 Southgate is one in 391.

Southgate Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Southgate Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

95

904

999

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.24

30.86

34.10

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Southgate 3.24
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 308

in Southgate

1 in 241

in Michigan

Southgate VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,293
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 14 29 49
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.48 0.99 1.67

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
Southgate 30.86
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Southgate

1 in 53

in Michigan

Southgate Property CRIMES

Population: 29,293
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 87 742 75
Rate per 1,000 2.97 25.33 2.56

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

Southgate Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Southgate 146
Michigan 28