Wayne, MI
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Wayne, 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 Wayne is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Wayne is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Wayne is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Wayne has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Wayne compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Wayne with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Wayne'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 Wayne 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 Wayne.

For Wayne, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Wayne is one in 145.

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 Wayne 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 Wayne's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Wayne 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 Wayne is one in 47.

Importantly, we found that Wayne 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 Wayne is one in 388.

Wayne Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Wayne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

118

361

479

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.91

21.13

28.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wayne 6.91
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 145

in Wayne

1 in 241

in Michigan

Wayne VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 17,081
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 16 26 74
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.94 1.52 4.33

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
Wayne 21.13
Michigan 18.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Wayne

1 in 53

in Michigan

Wayne Property CRIMES

Population: 17,081
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 97 220 44
Rate per 1,000 5.68 12.88 2.58

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

Wayne Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wayne 80
Michigan 28