Highland Park, MI Criminal and Public Records

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Highland Park Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 132nd
  • Violent Crimes: 31st (4th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 39th (99th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 30th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 25th (3rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 80th (41st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 68th (41st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 98th (80th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 28th (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 13th (7th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 3,211th
  • Violent Crimes: 467th (76th per 100k)
  • Murder: 73rd (70th per 100k)
  • Rape: 182nd (554th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 381st (143rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 295th (68th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,448th (1,838th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 663rd (1,687th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,347th (2,720th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 443rd (142nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 107th (96th per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 28th
  • Violent Crimes: 10th (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 13th (5th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 11th (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 11th (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 21st (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 20th (7th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 23rd (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 13th (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 10,949
  • Households: 4,499
  • Median Income: $17,250
  • Land Area: 2.971 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Highland Park, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2013 2015
Murder 6 5
Rape 0 9
Agg. Assault 98 105
Robbery 67 47
Burglary 155 65
Vehicle Thefts 155 73
Arson 10 11

Violent Crimes in Highland Park, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 5
Rape 9
Aggravated Assault 105
Robbery 47

Property Crimes in Highland Park, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 65
Larceny 197
Motor Vehicle Theft 73
Arson 11

Murder in Highland Park, MI

Year Murder
2013 6
2015 5

Arson in Highland Park, MI

Year Arson
2013 10
2015 11

Michigan Criminal Statistics:

As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Highland Park, MI included 166 violent crimes and 335 property crimes. The 166 violent crimes included: 5 murders, 105 aggravated assaults, 9 forcible rapes, and 47 robberies. The 335 property crimes included: 73 motor vehicle thefts, 65 burglaries, 11 counts of arson, and 197 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, MI? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Highland Park or in the greater Highland Park, 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.

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

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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