Zeeland, MI
Crime Rates


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Zeeland, MI crime analytics

The crime rate in Zeeland 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 Zeeland is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Zeeland is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Zeeland has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Zeeland 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 Zeeland; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 511. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Zeeland's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Zeeland 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 Zeeland is one in 38.

Zeeland Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Zeeland Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Zeeland 1.96
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 511

in Zeeland

1 in 241

in Michigan
Population: 5,626
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 0 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.71 0.00 1.24
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)

Zeeland 26.13
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Zeeland

1 in 53

in Michigan
Zeeland Property CRIMES
Population: 5,626
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 75 70 2
Rate per 1,000 13.33 12.44 0.36
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

Zeeland Crimes Per Square Mile

Zeeland 52
Michigan 28