Melvindale, MI Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Melvindale 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, Melvindale experienced 48 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 34 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 173 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 Melvindale:


Melvindale Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 126th
  • Violent Crimes: 66th (59th per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (25th per 100k)
  • Rape: 43rd (171st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 56th (52nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 47th (47th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 96th (91st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 75th (73rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 106th (114th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 49th (18th per 100k)
  • Arson: 20th (36th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 3,164th
  • Violent Crimes: 585th (1,396th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (321st per 100k)
  • Rape: 186th (944th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 452nd (1,369th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 334th (1,128th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,526th (2,953rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 677th (2,374th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,371st (3,349th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 484th (826th per 100k)
  • Arson: 114th (451st per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 26th
  • Violent Crimes: 17th (12th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (16th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 18th (11th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 19th (15th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 23rd (12th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 22nd (13th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 24th (12th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 21st (10th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 10,404
  • Households: 4,124
  • Median Income: $33,081
  • Land Area: 2.72 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.038 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Melvindale, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 15 5
Agg. Assault 47 34
Robbery 10 8
Burglary 58 51
Vehicle Thefts 38 32
Arson 1 4

Violent Crimes in Melvindale, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 5
Aggravated Assault 34
Robbery 8

Property Crimes in Melvindale, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 51
Larceny 173
Motor Vehicle Theft 32
Arson 4

Agg. Assault in Melvindale, MI

Year Agg. Assault
2006 25
2009 24
2010 25
2011 28
2013 23
2014 47
2015 34

Rape in Melvindale, MI

Year Rape
2006 2
2009 2
2010 9
2011 3
2013 0
2014 15
2015 5

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

Agg. Assault in the state of Michigan

Year Agg. Assault
2006 36588
2007 35319
2008 32158
2009 32076
2010 31727
2011 28630
2012 29210
2013 27194
2014 27519
2015 26414

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