Detroit, MI Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Detroit and Michigan

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Detroit experienced 11846 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 7,564 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 415.5 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Michigan, the most common property crime was larceny with 14,523 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Detroit:


Detroit Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (111th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (24th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (67th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (4th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 24th
  • Violent Crimes: 7th (58th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (89th per 100k)
  • Rape: 14th (652nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (116th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 12th (50th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 26th (1,161st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 12th (471st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 31st (2,332nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 14th (119th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (71st per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 677,116
  • Households: 255,740
  • Median Income: $25,764.00
  • Land Area: 138.75 miles2
  • Water Area: 4.119 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST
  • ZIP Codes: 48201 • 48202 • 48203 • 48204 • 48205 • 48206 • 48207 • 48208 • 48209 • 48210 • 48211 • 48212 • 48213 • 48214 • 48215 • 48216 • 48217 • 48219 • 48221 • 48222 • 48223 • 48224 • 48225 • 48226 • 48227 • 48228 • 48231 • 48232 • 48234 • 48235 • 48236 • 48238 • 48239 • 48240 • 48244 • 48255 • 48260 • 48264 • 48265 • 48266 • 48267 • 48268 • 48269 • 48272 • 48275 • 48277 • 48278 • 48279 • 48288

Detroit, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 298 295
Rape 557 530
Agg. Assault 9191 7564
Robbery 3570 3457
Burglary 9177 7820
Vehicle Thefts 10083 5216
Arson 490 842

Violent Crimes in Detroit, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 295
Rape 530
Aggravated Assault 7564
Robbery 3457

Property Crimes in Detroit, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 7820
Larceny 14523
Motor Vehicle Theft 5216
Arson 842

Burglary in Detroit, MI

Year Burglary
2006 18134
2007 17767
2008 17818
2009 18993
2010 17090
2011 15994
2013 11754
2014 9177
2015 7820

Agg. Assault in Detroit, MI

Year Agg. Assault
2006 13143
2007 12398
2008 10677
2009 11255
2010 10723
2011 9512
2013 8796
2014 9191
2015 7564

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
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

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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