Canton Township, MI Criminal and Public Records

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About Canton Township

Canton Township is located in Wayne County, with a population of 89,879. This makes it the 10th most populous city in Michigan. It has an average income of $83,943.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 119 reported major violent crimes (0.001328 per person) and 1,097 reported major property crimes in Canton Township (0.012239 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Canton Township.

Crime Rates Compared to Michigan

When it comes to major violent crimes, Canton Township has 0.001328 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004155 violent crimes per person statewide.

Canton Township has 0.012239 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.018856 per person statewide.


Canton Township Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 38th (230th per 100k)
  • Rape: 29th (239th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 32nd (205th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 41st (135th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 28th (247th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 45th (270th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 23rd (232nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 39th (166th per 100k)
  • Arson: 19th (131st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 343rd
  • Violent Crimes: 514th (3,508th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 172nd (1,214th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 400th (3,034th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 328th (1,731st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 834th (5,645th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 599th (4,739th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 718th (5,092nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 463rd (2,658th per 100k)
  • Arson: 113th (778th per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 12th (27th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (27th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (26th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 16th (29th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 9th (31st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 13th (29th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (26th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 17th (34th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (19th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 89,879
  • Households: 31,505
  • Median Income: $83,943
  • Land Area: 36.109 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.029 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Canton Township, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 25 19
Agg. Assault 80 86
Robbery 13 14
Burglary 184 129
Vehicle Thefts 74 53
Arson 12 5

Violent Crimes in Canton Township, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 19
Aggravated Assault 86
Robbery 14

Property Crimes in Canton Township, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 129
Larceny 915
Motor Vehicle Theft 53
Arson 5

Burglary in Canton Township, MI

Year Burglary
2006 309
2007 277
2008 256
2009 294
2010 239
2011 222
2013 173
2014 184
2015 129

Violent Crimes in Canton Township, MI

Year Violent Crimes
2006 102
2007 110
2008 120
2009 138
2010 134
2011 132
2013 94
2014 118
2015 119

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Canton Township is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 42348 41231
Murder 535 571
Rape 10322 10613
Agg. Assault 27519 26414
Robbery 8021 7796
Property Crimes 202547 187101
Burglary 44184 40041
Larceny 137206 131296
Vehicle Thefts 21157 15764
Arson 0 0

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Canton Township compares to the rest of Michigan or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Canton Township is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Michigan or nationwide.


Burglary in the state of Michigan

Year Burglary
2006 76107
2007 75428
2008 74176
2009 75815
2010 73868
2011 71596
2012 65665
2013 56344
2014 44184
2015 40041

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