Dearborn, MI Criminal and Public Records

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About Dearborn

Dearborn is located in Wayne County, with a population of 95,171. This makes it the 8th most populous city in Michigan. It has an average income of $47,375.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 356 reported major violent crimes (0.003749 per person) and 2,932 reported major property crimes in Dearborn (0.030876 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 Dearborn.

Crime Rates Compared to Michigan

When it comes to major violent crimes, Dearborn has 0.003749 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004155 violent crimes per person statewide.

Dearborn has 0.030876 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.018856 per person statewide.

Dearborn Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 8th
  • Violent Crimes: 11th (83rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (55th per 100k)
  • Rape: 19th (206th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (85th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (31st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (52nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 11th (94th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (59th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (12th per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (99th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 314th
  • Violent Crimes: 310th (1,807th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (406th per 100k)
  • Rape: 158th (1,078th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 275th (1,928th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 240th (874th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 303rd (2,087th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 364th (2,776th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 293rd (2,127th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 217th (558th per 100k)
  • Arson: 106th (708th per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (16th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (14th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (19th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (15th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (10th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (16th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (9th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (12th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 95,171
  • Households: 31,502
  • Median Income: $47,375
  • Land Area: 24.231 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.247 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Dearborn, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 1
Rape 34 33
Agg. Assault 206 220
Robbery 97 102
Burglary 338 398
Vehicle Thefts 411 372
Arson 9 12

Violent Crimes in Dearborn, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 33
Aggravated Assault 220
Robbery 102

Property Crimes in Dearborn, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 398
Larceny 2162
Motor Vehicle Theft 372
Arson 12

Murder in Dearborn, MI

Year Murder
2006 2
2007 1
2008 0
2009 3
2010 3
2011 3
2013 2
2014 2
2015 1

Burglary in Dearborn, MI

Year Burglary
2006 670
2007 581
2008 614
2009 712
2010 488
2011 612
2013 399
2014 338
2015 398

Michigan Criminal Statistics:

If you have an idea of how large Dearborn 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 Dearborn 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 Dearborn is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Michigan or nationwide.

Murder in the state of Michigan

Year Murder
2006 713
2007 676
2008 542
2009 627
2010 567
2011 613
2012 689
2013 631
2014 535
2015 571

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