Southgate, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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

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 23 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 43. 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 87% 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 279. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Southgate's rate for property crime is 20 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 51.

Southgate Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 17% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Southgate 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

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 279

in Southgate

1 in 202

in Michigan

Southgate Violent Crimes

Population: 29,896
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 12 14 79
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.40 0.47 2.64

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Southgate

1 in 72

in Michigan

Property Crimes

Population: 29,896
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 79 445 66
Rate per 1,000 2.64 14.88 2.21

United States Property Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Southgate Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.8