Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Criminal and Public Records

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About Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe Woods is located in Wayne County, with a population of 15,762. This makes it the 91st most populous city in Michigan. It has an average income of $92,014.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 9 reported major violent crimes (0.000571 per person) and 195 reported major property crimes in Grosse Pointe Woods (0.012363 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 Grosse Pointe Woods.

Crime Rates Compared to Michigan

When it comes to major violent crimes, Grosse Pointe Woods has 0.000571 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004155 violent crimes per person statewide.

Grosse Pointe Woods has 0.012363 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.018856 per person statewide.


Grosse Pointe Woods Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 91st
  • Violent Crimes: 99th (316th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 83rd (316th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 49th (78th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 109th (245th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 103rd (285th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 114th (240th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 59th (77th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2,367th
  • Violent Crimes: 624th (4,210th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 483rd (3,780th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 336th (1,508th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,587th (5,612th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 708th (4,876th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,389th (5,201st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 496th (2,020th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 21st
  • Violent Crimes: 26th (36th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 30th (37th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 21st (21st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 26th (30th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 28th (31st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 25th (29th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 25th (27th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 15,762
  • Households: 6,089
  • Median Income: $92,014
  • Land Area: 3.249 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.001 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 3 0
Agg. Assault 14 3
Robbery 5 6
Burglary 24 20
Vehicle Thefts 20 20
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 0
Aggravated Assault 3
Robbery 6

Property Crimes in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 20
Larceny 155
Motor Vehicle Theft 20
Arson 0

Larceny in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Year Larceny
2006 219
2007 214
2008 219
2009 237
2010 206
2011 150
2013 163
2014 147
2015 155

Burglary in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Year Burglary
2006 36
2007 29
2008 34
2009 25
2010 31
2011 33
2013 36
2014 24
2015 20

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


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


Larceny in the state of Michigan

Year Larceny
2006 198227
2007 191196
2008 183168
2009 177720
2010 166980
2011 160887
2012 159321
2013 149423
2014 137206
2015 131296

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