Harper Woods, MI Criminal and Public Records

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Harper Woods Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 102nd
  • Violent Crimes: 33rd (14th per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (29th per 100k)
  • Rape: 38th (124th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 33rd (19th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 21st (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 39th (8th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 50th (25th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 41st (13th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 21st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 21st (71st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2,591st
  • Violent Crimes: 487th (290th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (345th per 100k)
  • Rape: 181st (711th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 409th (602nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 284th (84th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,024th (413th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 611th (1,051st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 988th (544th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 391st (75th per 100k)
  • Arson: 115th (617th per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 22nd
  • Violent Crimes: 11th (4th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (7th per 100k)
  • Rape: 12th (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 13th (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (3rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 12th (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 14th (4th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 11th (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 9th (6th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 13,836
  • Households: 5,283
  • Median Income: $48,820
  • Land Area: 2.61 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Harper Woods, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 12 10
Agg. Assault 91 77
Robbery 51 58
Burglary 142 117
Vehicle Thefts 151 125
Arson 2 3

Violent Crimes in Harper Woods, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 10
Aggravated Assault 77
Robbery 58

Property Crimes in Harper Woods, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 117
Larceny 567
Motor Vehicle Theft 125
Arson 3

Property Crimes in Harper Woods, MI

Year Property Crimes
2006 1486
2007 1354
2008 1339
2009 1211
2010 1100
2011 1068
2013 979
2014 895
2015 809

Agg. Assault in Harper Woods, MI

Year Agg. Assault
2006 50
2007 100
2008 66
2009 72
2010 78
2011 62
2013 102
2014 91
2015 77

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Harper Woods, MI included 146 violent crimes and 809 property crimes. The 146 violent crimes included: 1 murder, 77 aggravated assaults, 10 forcible rapes, and 58 robberies. The 809 property crimes included: 125 motor vehicle thefts, 117 burglaries, 3 counts of arson, and 567 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Harper Woods, MI which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Harper Woods, MI? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Harper Woods or in the greater Harper Woods, MI metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Property Crimes in the state of Michigan

Year Property Crimes
2006 324351
2007 308775
2008 293585
2009 282918
2010 268201
2011 257979
2012 250101
2013 230334
2014 202547
2015 187101

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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