St. Joseph, MI
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St. Joseph, 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 St. Joseph is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 St. Joseph is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, St. Joseph is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, St. Joseph has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 487. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that St. Joseph's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph is one in 40.

St. Joseph Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

St. Joseph Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

208

225

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.05

25.10

27.15

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. Joseph 2.05
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 487

in St. Joseph

1 in 241

in Michigan

St. Joseph VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,286
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 1 11
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.60 0.12 1.33

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
St. Joseph 25.10
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in St. Joseph

1 in 53

in Michigan

St. Joseph Property CRIMES

Population: 8,286
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 180 4
Rate per 1,000 2.90 21.72 0.48

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

St. Joseph Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
St. Joseph 66
Michigan 28