Hamtramck, MI Criminal and Public Records

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About Hamtramck

Hamtramck is located in Wayne County, with a population of 22,002. This makes it the 70th most populous city in Michigan. It has an average income of $23,759.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 215 reported major violent crimes (0.009759 per person) and 640 reported major property crimes in Hamtramck (0.029051 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 Hamtramck.

Crime Rates Compared to Michigan

When it comes to major violent crimes, Hamtramck has 0.009759 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004155 violent crimes per person statewide.

Hamtramck has 0.029051 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.018856 per person statewide.


Hamtramck Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 70th
  • Violent Crimes: 26th (16th per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (38th per 100k)
  • Rape: 36th (156th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 29th (22nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 9th (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 54th (62nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 24th (20th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 74th (161st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 20th (5th per 100k)
  • Arson: 16th (42nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,783rd
  • Violent Crimes: 418th (354th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (372nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 179th (881st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 376th (736th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 250th (88th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,151st (2,336th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 528th (875th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,243rd (4,084th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 379th (209th per 100k)
  • Arson: 110th (473rd per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 19th
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (5th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 11th (11th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 10th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 15th (9th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 9th (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 18th (19th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 22,002
  • Households: 6,241
  • Median Income: $23,759
  • Land Area: 2.086 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Hamtramck, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 7 12
Agg. Assault 137 110
Robbery 83 92
Burglary 217 201
Vehicle Thefts 173 137
Arson 1 8

Violent Crimes in Hamtramck, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 12
Aggravated Assault 110
Robbery 92

Property Crimes in Hamtramck, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 201
Larceny 302
Motor Vehicle Theft 137
Arson 8

Murder in Hamtramck, MI

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

Property Crimes in Hamtramck, MI

Year Property Crimes
2006 1236
2007 1201
2008 1369
2009 1152
2010 1134
2011 952
2013 814
2014 664
2015 640

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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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